Charles HAAKEN Fils

It is about a revolver with central percussion and box frame of type “VELO-DOG”. The grooved cylinder longer than the normal comprises 6 rooms of 6mm. The loading is practiced by a side door dropping thanks to the action of an internal spring. The rod placed under the barrel swivels on its axis to be introduced in turn into the rooms. The round barrel is striped. The trigger without trigger guard is folded up in a housing dug under the console.

The weapon carries the lawful punches of the proofhouse of Liege, namely

B spangled: countermark of the controller post 1877.

R crowned: rifled bore, of use of 1894 to 1968.

PV surmounted of a stylized lion: test with the powder without smoke, of use of 1898 to 1968.

The weapon also carries the following marks:

L crowned and 17: it is probably about the mark of the founder of barrel not identified to date.

LD in an oval on the face postpones grips: marks unknown perhaps belonging to the assembler with wood?

CH HAAKEN Fils ŕ LIEGE: mark of the manufacturer Charles HAAKEN Son street Jonfosse in LIEGE. It began in 1859 following his father Charles HAAKEN-PLOMDEUR, under the denomination CH. HAAKEN & Cie. In 1894 until 1898, it became CH. HAAKEN Fils before yielding its company to DEBRUS Louis.

2593: serial number.

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Charles Haaken Fils

The weapon

It is about a revolver of pocket of the type CONSTABULARY freely inspired by the R.I.C., with central percussion and box frame.

The smooth cylinder is with 6 blows (non visible on the photographs).

The rifled bore is with 8 sides with a small front sight in half-moon.

The loading is practiced by the side door being raised using an internal spring.

Unloading is practiced using a metal rod with head of sliding nail in a guide integrated into the console and which is maintained by a small leaf spring.

The metal stick is covered with two squared plates out of wooden maintained by a screw and two rivet washers.

Punches

The weapon carries the punches of the proofhouse of LIEGE, namely:

A spangled: countermark of the controller post 1877.

R crowned: rifled bore, of use of 1894 to 1968.

ELG spangled ion an oval crowned: this punch is not visible on the photographs; it should be on the back face of the cylinder. It is about the mark of acceptance post 1893.

The manufacturer

CH in a circle: this mark is unknown for me but I put forth the assumption that it could be a question of the mark of Charles HAAKEN son, manufacturer of weapons in Liege, registered voter with the profhouse of 1859 to 1898. That however remains to be confirmed.

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