Deprez-Joassart Jean Mathieu

This pepperbox revolver with open frame and vertical percussion (pinfire) is an invention of arms manufacturer DEPREZ (JOASSART) Jean Mathieu of Herstal. The initial patent carries the n 14.026 and is dated from March 04, 1863.

The n 31 is a serial number.

Marking DEPREZ BREVETE (PATENTS) relates to this patent.

The axis of rotation is screwed on the frame and is operated with the kind of crank located in front of the carcass. It makes it possible to dismount the weapon and to reach the cylinder.

The trigger without trigger guard is folding on the carcass.

The cylinder is with 6 rooms for cartridges with pin (gauges 7, 9 or 12 mm)

The grips with palmettos are in walnut squared fixed by a transverse screw and two rivet washers at ears.

It carries the lawful punches of the proofhouse of tests of Liege, namely:

ELG on star in an oval: acceptance, of use of 1846 to 1893.

N under crown: countermark of the controller, of use of 1853 to 1877 (period of manufacture).

DEPREZ-JOASSART Jean Mathieu was also malleable iron founder and industrial.

It had joined the patronym of his wife to his (JOASSART) to be different from the other rather many DEPREZ at the time. He is the author of ten patents Belgian arms manufacturers deposited between 1857 and 1867.

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DEPREZ-JOASSART

This revolver with open framework and central percussion is an improvement of the revolver with percussion invented by DEPREZ (JOASSART) Jean Mathieu de Herstal. The initial patent carries the n 6511 and is dated from the 23.09.1858. (See technical sketch in appendix)

The n 4550 is a job number.

Marking DEPREZ PATENTS relates to this patent.

The system of closing (arm fixed by a knurled screw) once opened makes it possible to dismount the weapon and to reach the barrel.

The barrel is with 8 sides with sight.

The weapon (barrel and carcass) is decorated with engravings of foliage.

The grips are in drowning squared fixed by a transverse screw and two rivet washers at ears.

It carries the lawful punches of the bench of tests of Liege, namely:

ELG on star in an oval: acceptance, of use of 1846 to 1893.

Z under crown: countermark of the controller, of use of 1853 to 1877 (period of manufacture).

DEPREZ-JOASSART Jean Mathieu was also malleable and industrial iron founder.

It had joined the patronym of his wife to his (JOASSART) to be different from the other rather many DEPREZ at the time.

He is the author of ten patents Belgian arms manufacturers deposited between 1857 and 1867.

GG

DEPREZ-JOASSART

Revolver DEPREZ-JOASSART invented by Jean Mathieu, malleable iron foundry worker in HERSTAL who registered 11 patents in Belgium, in particular this gun which is a new system of bolt-action center fire revolver with, patented on 01.10.1872. Attached: patent copy .

It bears the following Liege stamps:

STAR/ELG in an oval: acceptance stamp, 1846 to 1893.

STAR/L : counter mark of the controller, used 1877 to 1968.

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Another patent of Deprez-Joassart.

DEPREZ-JOASSART

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