Combination Lefauchaux Pinfire Revolver and Sword
- Dated: circa 1800
- Measurements: overall length 26 3/4 inches; blade length 18 1/2 inches; barrel length 3 1/2 inch round
Manufactured in Paris, France, this weapon combines a short bladed sword with a six-shot pepperbox revolver. The blade has a short double fullers leading to single fullers which run the rest of the length, panels of etched scrollwork on each side.
There also an etched scene of a deer in the woods on the left ricasso and the inscription “ALFREDO HEROUARD/LIMA”, which is the mark of a Portuguese agent and importer. The latter can be found on the right ahead of the revolver barrel.
The barrel runs along the right side of the blade, signed “E Lefauchaux a Paris” on top, with the serial number and a swiveling ejector rod on the front, a hinged loading gate at the rear, smooth hooked trigger and a checkered hammer.
The silver guard and pommel cap are engraved with scroll designs, and the grips are checkered ebony with a silver finished escutcheon. Two identical swords, complete with Herouard retailer mark and sheaths, are pictured on page 194 of “The Pinfire System” by Smith & Curtis.
Source: Copyright © 2014 Rock Island Auctions
Everyone knows what the cover of Marvel Comics #1 looks like (right?), so here’s the second issue of Marvel Mystery Comics.
Art by Charles Mazoujian.
The shocking situation evolving in Ferguson, MO has laid bare an ugly feature of American life: that the relationship of American society to Black people is founded upon the logic of slavery.
Now, I know many of you will roll your eyes at that assertion. I get it. Slavery was abolished over 150 years ago, before anyone now living was born. But turn on your TV. Go online and read what has already happened in Ferguson. If there is some other logic guiding these events, it certainly isn’t apparent. No, the guiding logic here is operating below the surface, informed not by rational consideration but by history.”
– Scot Nakagawa, "Michael Brown, Ferguson, and the Logic of Slavery" (via sonofbaldwin)
Sample pages from 1947’s ALL-NEGRO COMICS, possibly the only Black-owned/created comic book of the Golden Age. A scan of the entire issue is here: http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/preview/index.php?did=21983&page=1