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B Dozin

Who knows this B Dozin, a Flobert gun gauges .22 striped, yes, but a transformation into pistol with percussion, why, and for which?

No punch is reproduced on this gun if it is not the name and four traces of file on almost all the parts including the grip.

In Who’s Who, one finds a Mathieu Dozin well but it is all.


Dozin is not listed in Der Neue Stockel.

Probably B. Dozin was the manufacturer of the barrel only.

The gun was designated for 6 mm Flobert or 5.5 Bosquette cartridge, since the barrel is rifled (=rayé) and had a spring operated shell extractor.

I think this parlorgun may have suffered a broken extractor once upon a time and was then transformed to percussion, in order to start a second life in the colonies.

In the French and Belgian colonies in South America and Central Africa percussion guns were being used well into the 20th century !  Large quantities of percussion guns of all sorts were being exported to these parts of the world, some after WWI.

Metalic cartridges were used by Europeans only and therefor were scarcely available in the colonies.