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This open framework and pin revolver is well a civil version of the LEFAUCHEUX of navy model 1858.
It seems rather little to differ from the original except the trigger guard which here is with volute, which was not the case on the military version.
This last carried 4 stripes to the steps of 1,50 meter while yours has 5 stripes of them!
Its caliber seems to be of 12 mm. His cylinder is not grooved, the barrel with sides with the thunder becomes round to the mouth.
The stick is in drowning (does seem to me?) and ends in a metal cap with ring.
A metal rod with head of nail is fixed under the barrel.
Its civil origin is corroborated by the presence of the punches of the proof house of Liege, namely:
Spangled ELG in an oval: acceptance, of use of 1846 to 1893.
M crowned: countermark of the controller, of use of 1853 to 1877.
Also corroborated by the mark of the manufacturer of Liège ROCOUR.
Where that becomes complicated, it is the fact of the existence at the same time of several named manufacturers ROCOUR, namely:
ROCOUR B Street Ste Foi, 13 in Liege, registered with the house of test of Liège of 1864 to 1869. He deposited with FORET Ch. a patent for a thunder of Lefaucheux revolver.
ROCOUR DELSA B & Co, registered with the house of test of Liège of 1872 to 1875 which also deposited a patent for improvements brought to the pistols revolvers with central fire and pin.
ROCOUR G. of Liege which deposited in 1863, a patent for a system of dagger adapting to the Lefaucheux revolvers and others.
Mark ROCOUR not being more explicit, difficult to decide between them. The first seems to me most credible but without certitude. The second would have signed, in my opinion, of the name of its company and the third worked the knives rather.
Mark E.LEFAUCHEUX PATENTS indicates that the weapon was manufactured under license of this prestigious French inventor. Let us announce that the interested party, son of Casimir, carried out his training in Liege and created the "Manufacture d’Armes de Chasse et de Guerre", quai de Fragnée, 13 in Liège. He was registered with the house of test of 1866 to 1869.
Beautiful part of arms manufacture! It acts of a pin revolver of Lefaucheux type in 12 mm seems it. The grips are out of ivory and the stick ends in a metal cap and a ring.
I saw on the photographs only the punch of acceptance (spangled ELG in an oval) of the bench of tests of Liege, of use of 1846 to 1893, which locates us a little the age of the weapon.
Marking ROCOUR being reproduced on the barrel is a little runs to be affirmative to 100% bus the arms manufacturers carrying this patronym are several, at the same time and manufacturing the same type of weapons to knowing:
ROCOUR B street Ste Faith, 13 in Liege (BE 1864/1869), it deposits with Foret Ch. a patent for a thunder of Lefaucheux revolver, system of weapons with central fire by the breech.
ROCOUR DELSA B & Co (BE 1872/1875) deposit a patent for improvements brought to the pistols-revolvers with central fire and pin.
ROCOUR G of Liege deposits in 1863, a patent for a system of dagger adapting to the Lefaucheux revolvers and others.
Many thanks to Bert V. (La haye) for the nice pictures.
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