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Mordant Martin

It is about a revolver with central percussion and closed frame of type S&W hammerless.

The system is with crack, it opens by raising the pedal placed in top and at the rear of the console.

The grooved cylinder is with 6 rooms (cal. 380?) with a star extractor.

The grips seem to be out of bakelite or gutta-percha with an imitation of the logo S&W difficult to read but which could be S and M interlaced??

The weapon carries the punches of the proofhouse of Liege, that is to say:

ELG on star in an oval crowned: final acceptance post 1893.

J surmounted of a star: countermark of the controller post 1877.

A metal amount of stick carries the mark MM in an oval lying.

This mark (of manufacturer or subcontractor) is unknown for me.

In any assumption, I advance the name of MORDANT Martin, arms manufacturer in Liege street Saint Léonard, 72 which of 1900 to 1913 will deposit 4 patents concerning of the improvements to rifles.


The logo on the plates of stick belongs to “Manufacture Liégeoise d’armes à feu”, of which here is the mark 623 deposited 07/08/1893. Mordant would be thus a subcontractor having manufactured part of the weapon.