French revolver model 1887

This revolver is presented as lawful 1887 French but it carries the Belgian punches of tests!

To be my knowledge however the French lawful weapons only manufactured by French Manufactures of State like TULLE, CHATELRAULT or others? Consequently how to explain this Belgian manufacture differently than by a “copy of Liège”. The case is not rare, the arms manufacturers of Liège being usual fact!

The punches are:

ELG* in a vertical oval: final acceptance, of use of 1846 to 1893.

Q*: countermark of the controller of use of 1877 to 1968.

In addition the weapon does not carry any French marking lawful what consolidates the assumption of the copy.

Lastly, the weapon does not carry either of marking making it possible to identify the manufacturer inhabitant of Liège what is not rare thing either!


On sale at "André Nowak"

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