Marchand Albert & Cie

It is about a revolver of the type R.I.C (constabulary)

The octagonal barrel has a front sight in half moon.

The lock is with rebounding hammer.

Is the barrel probably grooved with six rooms (calibre?)

The loading is practiced by a side door actuated using a small internal spring.

The metal rod of unloading swivels on an axis.

A safety of the Mauser type is placed on the frame (left side)

The stick consists of two plates out of wooden of drowning squared maintained using a through screw and two rivet washers.

It ends in a metal cap and a ring.

Punches

They are the punches of the proofhouse of Liège, namely:

Spangled ELG in a crowned oval: acceptance post 1893.

L spangled countermarks of the controller post 1877.

R crowned: rifled bore post 1894.

Other marks

The mark M A C in a clover with three sheets belongs to MARCHAND Albert & Co, limited liability partnership, street New Bonne, 106 in LIEGE. Registered with the prooofhouse of 1910 to 1914.

From 1911 to 1912, it deposits 2 Belgian patents for an automatic revolver as well as a named trademark PRIOR the 27.02.1912.

C crowned: marks not identified not belonging to the proofhouse and being able to belong to the founder of barrels of Herstal?

EM GERVAIS ANVERS: it is about the retailer of the gun. He was active about 1912 in Antwerp, street Long of the hospital, n°6.

GG

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