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The weapon has a system of locking with before withdrawing the cylinder and carrying out the loading/unloading.
Plates of ivory grips.
Interesting and little running close frame pinfire revolver of calibre 7mm.
The closed frame is screwed on the top of the breech.
A lever is placed on the left side of the console and when this one is raised, the front rocks to the bottom thus giving off the cylinder to allow the loading/unloading of this one.
The weapon comprises neither rod so nor door.
This part carries the lawful punches of the proofhouse of Liege, namely:
Spangled ELG in an oval: final acceptance, of use of 1846 to 1893.
N crowned: countermark of the controller, of use of 1853 to 1877.
This last punch us thus an approximate period of manufacture, namely of 1853 to 1877.
The identification becomes complicated singularly when it is a question of recognizing few markings, that is to say:
A mark of inventor very strongly unobtrusive and indecipherable giving about this:
C ........... ck or Cr
I consulted many patents of revolvers without finding similar!!
J H L in a rectangle which is with my direction a mark of manufacturer. In any assumption, I propose HERMAN-LEDOUX Joseph arms manufacturer in Liege in 1866 and Herstal in 1867.
It deposits 2 patents there these years. Obviously only the dates and the initial ones correspond but I do not have unfortunately other elements.
DLL struck an amount of handle which is a mark of subcontractor.
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