P. D. Lüneschloss

P. D. Lüneschloß, Solingen made pinfire revolver.

According to the book by Kurt Jörgens Stiftfeuer-Revolver aus der Klingenstadt = pinfire revolvers from the blade-town: "in 1863 some blade companies started producing pin fire revolvers to compete against the Belgian and French. Soon, latest in the 1880's the production seized because luck of sales. For the time the city had its own proof-house using SP (Solinger Probiranstalt) under the Prussian eagle..."

On the right side is the number 3485, the calibre is stamped on the end of the barrel “9mm”, the 6" round barrel has a fixed front sight. Barrel and cylinder show some bright blue, the engraved frame is kept in the white, folding trigger because double-action only, nice chequered grips, lanyard ring.

Photographs authorized by "HORST HELD" with my grateful thanks.