kammerlader

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M.1865/97 Danish revolver

Originally a Lefaucheux-Chaineux -type M.1865 pinfire revolver, converted to centerfire by Kronborg Gewærfabrik in 1897. Serial Number 23.
11,44mm nickel-plated wooden bullets - a hallmark of Danish handguns it seems, six-round cylinder, manual captive ejector rod, loading gate and interesting pivoting safety blocking the hammer’s path.

The Danish army used a number of Franco-Belgian inspired revolvers apparently; probably due to Francotte’s earlier military contract for the manufacture of a number of Kammerlader rifles for them.