Lever action pistol (Håndvåpen)

av starinda @, Hedmark, mandag 6. april 2020, kl. 20:48 (54 dager siden) @ starinda

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VENDITTI, LANCUSI, ITALY
AN EXTRAORDINARILY RARE .38 (INTERNALLY PRIMED) LEVER-ACTION REPEATING PISTOL, no visible serial number,
circa 1860 with 6 3/4in. octagonal iron barrel engraved with floral motifs and signed 'VENDITTI E C.I LANCUSI', tubular magazine below the barrel, brass frame with iron plates engraved with floral pattern, ring under-lever forming the trigger guard, chequered walnut grips, lanyard ring to heel, some staining to exposed iron surfaces.

Other Notes: This pistol was the brainchild of Pietro Antonio Venditti of Torre Annunziata and Napoli, (1828 - 1878), who, on his release from prison after doing hard labour for murder returned his hand to gunmaking. Venditti filed many patents, with this being his most successful design, unfortunately only to have it copied whilst in prison by Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson (of S&W fame) and then by New Haven Arms in the form of the Volcanic (q.v). Therefore this pistol could be rightfully termed the father of the Winchester rifle. Not many examples exist with the total estimated production only being around 100 pieces, but most surviving examples are made for ten shots as represented here but variations of up to twenty-six shots are known. See "Der Neue Stockel", Vol. II, page no. 1324.


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