Pirlot & Frésart

This is a beautiful gold engraved PIRLOT & FRESART, LIEGE, BELGIUM velodog gun. The gun was initially intended to protect velocipedists (cyclist) from dogs; witch was much more of a problem at the end of the nineteenth century. Eventually however the guns became classed as self defence weapons. Most velodog guns have enclosed hammers and folding trigger was customary. The principal feature distinguishing velodogs from types of pocket revolver was the elongated cylinder chambered for the slender 5,5mm centre fire cartridge.

These guns have "mother of pearl" grip.

Pirlot & Frésart

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