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Arendt Maurice

Arendt revolver patented by Comblain Hubert

A revolver pinfire of the Lefaucheux type and open frame.

The number of the studied weapon: 3293.

The cylinder is with 6 rooms, the calibre is 9 mm pinfire.

The barrel is with 8 sides and a length of 148mm.

Nominal diameter of the barrel: 9,20mm.

Diameter at bottom of stripe: 9.65mm.

Numbers of stripes: 6 on the right with the step of 330mm.

The length of the aiming hammer with armed: 200mm.

Weight of the weapon: 648 gr.


This revolver functions in single and double action and doesn’t have a notch of half-armed.

Punches and markings

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

Y crowned: against mark of the controller of use of December 30, 1853 to January 26, 1877.

Markings on the right face Arendt HC patented under the n° 008182 by Comblain Hubert.

Marking on the carcass DDO, mark which is unknown for me, but which corresponds doubtless to the manufacturer of the carcass.


What I never met on any other part and which I find out of the commun run on this revolver is that it has a door with a spring of locking who maintain in place the aforementioned door, as well as the rod of ejection.

The manufacturer and the agent of the patent

Arendt Maurice manufacturer of weapons in Liege registers with the proofhouse of 1857 to 1889, with step less than 10 patents deposited in Belgium.

Comblain Hubert arms manufacturer in Wandre deposits nineteen patents.

Source; Who’s Who Belgian manufacturer of Guy Gadisseur & Michel Druart.


Arendt Maurice

This is a traditional Open Frame Pinfire revolver.


ARENDT Maurice, 8 Trappé Str., in Liege was registered with the Proof House between 1857 and 1889.

He was the holder of 10 patents for revolvers, registered in Belgium from 1864 to 1885.


In addition to the presence of a shield protecting the pins, which is unusual, we can note a safety system, certainly primitive, blocking the hammer by pressing on a "bolt", constituted by a rod preventing any accidental percussion, once in place.

Moreover, the extraction rod seems, as far as I can see on the photographs, provided with an "anti-loss"device.  Collectors know that it is unfortunately rather frequent.


Many thanks to "HORST HELD" for the photos.


Patent Arendt

Under all reserves!!!

Maurice Arendt

Traditional open frame Pinfire revolver of the Lefaucheux type.

The Ebony or false ebony grip is pear pear shaped . The ramrod is missing.

The frame and the cylinder are lightly engraved with foliage.

Liege Proof house stamps :

STAR/ ELG in an oval: Acceptance mark - used from 1846 to 1893.

Crowned N (although in a strange location) should be the counter mark of the controller, in use from 1853 to 1877.

The Crowned MA stamp, is not formally identified as such, it could possibly be the mark of Maurice ARENDT, 8 Trappé str. in Liege (BE 1857/1889) who registered ten patents including one concerning improvements to LEFAUCHEUX revolvers .

This corresponds in the initials, the time and the patent on the Lefaucheux revolvers.


Photos Littlegun

A French firm manufactures the necessary to reload this type of ammunition.

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Maurice Arendt

Traditional pinfire revolver of Lefaucheux type, caliber 7 mm? Open frame, barrel with flat sides, folding trigger without trigger guard, lacquered or varnished wood grips, loading gate on the right side. Missing the rod.

Liège Proof House Stamps:

STAR/ ELG in an oval: acceptance mark, in use from 1846 to 1893.

CROWNED C or G : countermark of the controller, in use from 1877 to 1968.

The manufacturer

The Crowned MA stamp should be the mark of Maurice ARENDT 8 Trappé St., 8 in Liege, which registered 10 Belgian patents from 1857 to 1889 concerning improvements on revolvers, Lefaucheux in particular!

7124 should be the serial number.


Photos Littlegun