Scholberg Joucla & Silva

The Scholberg & Gadet Company of Liege, Belgium (which manufactured this pistol) was owned by Alexander Gadet during the years of 1882 until his death in 1894.

During this time the Brazilian Partnership was named Scholberg, Joucla & Silva (as on the barrels).

The partners in Brazil along with Scholberg were: Leopoldo Joucla, also Vice-Consul of France in Brazil and an importer of wine, and a Mr. Silva of whom we have no information.

But we do know that upon Alexander Gadet's death in 1894 Silva withdraws from the Brazilian company and it is renamed Scholberg & Joucla.

Therefore this pistol was manufactured sometime in the period between 1882 and 1894."

Here is my information on the gun itself:

Belgian Top-Break DA Revolver, cal. .442? or perhaps 11mm Belgian Revolver, barrel 5-7/8 inches (148mm), overall length 10-1/4 inches (261mm), sliding system, very well preserved Jamar Smits type pistol made by Schoberg & Gadet, damascus barrels, original factory engraving on action still quite clear, very little original nickel left, inlaid gold pattern and letters on barrels, grips somewhat worn and reduced in size by age, but original carved pattern still clear, marks - on top of barrels: Palm Tree mark (La Palmera), SCHOLBERG JOUCLA & SILVA Pats A PELOTAS, on rear of action behind hammers: DEPOSÉ GS 220, Liege and other proofs on bottom of barrels were basically worn off by sliding mechanism (always happens with these that got any use at all),

best regards,

Richard

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