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Louis De Brus (perhaps)

The weapon

Revolver with central percussion and top break of the type S&W.

The opening is practiced by raising the hinge being with the top of the cylinder.

The cylinder is grooved and of long type, the gauge is 5,75 velo-dog, it comprises six chambers.

The extractor is out of star with stems guides.

The rifled bore is round with front sight in half-moon.

The lock is with rebounding hammer.

The trigger without trigger guard is folding under the carcass.

The grips in wood (ebony or false ebony?) smooth are connected by a screw and two rivet washers.

The weapon is nickelled.

Punches

The weapon carries the punches of tests of Liège, namely:

ELG on star in an oval under crown: acceptance post 1893.

AH under star: countermark of the controller post 1877.

PV surmounted of a drawn up lion: test with the powder without smoke, of use of 1898 to 1968.

R under crown: rifled bore, of use of 1894 to 1968.

Marks

On the cylinder we discover the mark L crowned which resisted until now all research. In do any assumption, we think that it is about a mark of foundry?

LD Bté: mark unknown, it could possibly act of:

De Brus Louis (BE 1898/1937) street Out-Castle, 128 in Liege. Author of 6 patents of 1903 to 1905.

Dumoulin Lambert (BE 1920/1965) Liege street St Gilles, 55.

GG

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