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Kyoto Autumn 7843 by Krzysztof Baranowski

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Devisme Mle 1855 revolver

Designed by Jean-Louis François Devisme in 1854, manufactured from 1857 to 1858 with some variations around France and Belgium, serial number 7843.
10,8mm/.425 cap and ball, six shot Thouvenin cylinder, single action.

Firearms using the design of the carabine à tige of Louis-Etienne de Thouvenin had a small metal rod protruding from the end of the breech inside the barrel, upon which the lead bullet would be squished with a heavy ramrod to fit the rifling’s grooves. This revolver saw limited use in the American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian war, but the complex disassembly required to reload it made it unpractical as a military weapon until the top break, centerfire variant came rolling.

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