Norwegian M 64/98 Lefaucheaux (General)

by krinko, Sunday, June 19, 2016, 18:56 (1390 days ago)

Most of an M 64/98---

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I have a donor pistol which could supply the loading gate, ejector and front sight but there aren't any of the top straps lying around loose in the USA.
If I can exist on a diet of cat food for a couple of months, I can afford to have this part fabricated locally. So the situation isn't hopeless.

Here is the donor, a regular M1864 in only fair condition.

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Anyone with any tales to tell about the Norwegian Lefaucheaux, please tell them here.
Information is hard to come by, even on the internet.

-----krinko

Norwegian M 64/98 Lefaucheaux

by krinko, Monday, June 20, 2016, 21:57 (1389 days ago) @ krinko

In case you might not know, here is what a complete M64/98 Lefaucheaux looks like---

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-----krinko

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Norwegian M 64/98 Lefaucheaux

by jæger justnæs @, Kristiansand, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 08:51 (1387 days ago) @ krinko

I don't have much to contribute with here but I would recommend having the missing parts made rather than using a donor. That will only leave another revolver with missing parts ;-)

There are some threads on restoring av shooting the military and civilian pinfire revolvers on the Norwegian forum. Some requires log in. They are in Norwegian, I would recommend a crash course in Norwegian and/or Google Translate. I hope you find it useful and inspiring.
Swedish Lefaucheux M1863 restoration
Norwegian Lefaucheux M1858/1859
Lefaucheux revolvers in general - info and useful tips on how to load

Best of luck with your project(s)!

Regards, Tor

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Norwegian M 64/98 Lefaucheaux

by jke @, Wisconsin US, Thursday, June 23, 2016, 02:19 (1387 days ago) @ jæger justnæs

You would be really lucky if the loading gate fits, most all were hand fitted.
But all in all, Brining it back to life will be worth it, I paid a fortune for mine.

Norwegian M 64/98 Lefaucheaux

by Staffy, Thursday, June 23, 2016, 06:54 (1386 days ago) @ jke

Hi krinco,
Jean Plamondon, p.s. militaria, Quebec Province, has one of these for sale. But, there is the usual problem of getting military stuff out of Canada. Good luck!

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