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12mm PERRIN LONG CASE

This is a longer case (22mm) version of the 12mm Perrin Revolver and was manufactured for the Perrin Mle. 1865 revolving style carbine. They were manufactured by Louis Perrin and was marketed to the French military commission of the Ministry of the Armed Forces together with the Perrin revolver which were competing against the Chassepot rifle and Lefaucheux revolver. This design was not successful however and never went beyond the prototype stage. Cartridges were in all probability by Houllier-Blanchard. There is a Perrin Revolving Carbine featured on NATURABUY, but this is a later model that is chambered for the standard French 11mm Mle. 1873.