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This Revolver largely inspired by the NAGANT 1895, caliber 7.62, became regulation in Russia, and had a cylinder moving forward to avoid loss of gases.
The model shown, even if of the same calibre does not seem to have a moving forward cylinder.
The cylinder has 9 chambers whereas Nagant has only 7.
It carries the regulation stamps of the proof house, namely:
ELG under STAR in an oval under CROWN: final acceptance stamp, post 1893.
S under STAR: countermark of the controller, post 1877.
PV under a stylized LION: test with smokeless powder, in use from 1898 to 1968.
Crowned R (with reserve because worn out) rifled barrel, post 1894.
Other stamps are:
LAM in a triangle: mark registered by the Léopold ANCION-MARX Company Grandgagnage Street, 26-28 in Liege the 12.10.1897.
Cal 7,62: caliber .
Crowned L: (on the cylinder) unknown mark, but usually attributed to the cylinder maker.
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