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C. R. Kirschbaum, Solingen, better known as a knife maker

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 some time - but not all the time - the city had its own proof-house using SP (Solinger Probiranstalt) under the Prussian eagle..."


  Weyersberg Kirschbaum hunting sword revolver




C. R.





serial # 815, cal. 9mm pinfire. 6" round barrel with high front sight, on the right sight of lug maker's inscription. six-hot-cylinder, frame with nice vine engraving, folding trigger, plain walnut grips. lanyard ring. The barrel with traces of bluing and minor pitting. One of the very few German pinfire revolvers, and very rare    sold



















C. R. Kirschbaum, Solingen, serial # 5410, cal. 9mm, double-action revolver, 6" round barrel with maker's name in lug. Six-shot cylinder with proof stamp. Frame slightly engraved, folding trigger, plain walnut grips, lanyard ring. 

sold, for information only

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