Leon SOLEIL

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Leon SOLEIL

Revolver of ordinance Leon SOLEIL, the barrel is with 8 sides, platinizes it with rebounding hammer, the grips are finely squared, and the stick ends in a metal cap and a ring. The barrel is with 6 shots.

Punches

It carries the lawful punches of the proof house of Liege, namely:

Spangled ELG in an oval: acceptance, of use of 1846 to 1893.

D spangled: countermark of the controller, of use of 1877 to 1968.

The manufacturer

L SOLEIL FT à LIEGE. Corresponds to Leon SOLEIL manufacturer of weapons in Liege street Saint Léonard, 477 registered with the proof house of test of 1885 to 1897, son of SOLEIL Léonard manufacturer of weapons to the same address. This last sold to his son patents PREVOST Gustave and ABADIE, Ismaël concerning revolvers. This thus explains the mark System ABADIE patented struck the weapon.

PREVOST Gustave as for him registers with the proof house of 1876 to 1899, lived street of the gold Pot, 27 in Liege. It is him which acquired in first patent ABADIE before reselling it to Léonard SOLEIL the 18.05.1881. PROVOST deposited ten Belgian patents, in particular for a closing of plate of covering of the mechanism of revolver.

The mark FA crowned is unknown for me; perhaps it is a mark of the Portuguese army where the weapon was in equipment?

The small overlapping marks the ones in the others are also unknown for me.

DATING

This weapon was manufactured between 1881 (date of purchase of the patent) and 1893 (date of change of punch of the proof house.

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Léon SOLEIL

Revolver Leon SOLEIL, the barrel is with 8 sides, locks is with hammer rebounding, grips squared, the handle ends in a cap and a metal ring, the barrel is grooved with 6 cells. The loading is done by a right side door. The internal mechanism is quickly accessible thanks to the plate from covering.

Punches

Spangled ELG in an oval: final acceptance - of use of 1846 to 1893.

M spangled: countermark of the controller - of use of 1877 to 1968.

Manufacturing

Leon SOLEIL was a manufacturer of weapons in Liege street Saint Léonard, 477 and registered with the proof house of Liège of 1885 to 1897.

He was the son of SOLEIL Léonard manufacturer of weapons to the same address.

This last sold to his son patents PREVOST Gustave and ABADIE Ismaël concerning the revolvers. This explains the mark “Système ABABIE breveté” struck the weapon.

PREVOST Gustave as for him was registered with the proof house of 1876 to 1899. It resided in Liege street of the Gold Pot, 27.

It acquired patent ABADIE before reselling it in Léonard SOLEIL the 18.05.1881.

Date of manufacture

The weapon was manufactured between May 1881 (date of purchase of the patent) and July 1893 (expiry of validity of this type of punch)

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