Underhammer Pinfire Pistol by Joseph-Célestin Dumonthier

Posted on December 30th, 2018

Underhammer Pinfire Pistol by Joseph-Célestin Dumonthier

This is a really early underhammer pinfire pistol made by the French gunsmith, Joseph-Célestin Dumonthier in 1849. It follows his 2 July 1849 French patent.

The whole barrel unscrews from the frame and allows you to load a single 12mm pinfire cartridge.

Underhammer Pinfire Pistol by Joseph-Célestin Dumonthier

Underhammer Pinfire Pistol by Joseph-Célestin Dumonthier

Underhammer Pinfire Pistol by Joseph-Célestin Dumonthier

He would later become better known for making unique pinfire guns such sword pistols.

Dumonthier 1849 Patent Cover PageDumonthier 1849 Patent Page 1

Dumonthier 1849 Patent Page 2 and 3

Dumonthier 1849 Patent Drawing 1

Dumonthier 1849 Page 5

Dumonthier 1849 Patent Drawing 2

Dumonthier 1849 Patent Page 7

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