Revolver Francotte

Here is a topbreak revolver, folding trigger, "automatic" extractor, closing with a Counet type pedal, marked in gold A. Francotte à Liege.

The calibre is almost certainly the 6 mm Vélodog with central percussion.

The markings:

R crowned: rifled barrel between 1894 and 1968

Lion on PV: live powder test between 1898 and 1968

J under star: countermark of a controller between 1877 and 1968

L crowned: undoubtedly the brand of the founder

ELG on star in crowned oval: acceptance between 1893 and 1968.

Regarding house A. Francotte; she filed dozens of patents during her long existence and was very prolific.

GP avec l’aide de HPH