FAGNUS A. & CLEMENT C.

It is about a revolver pinfire of the Lefaucheux type, with open frame.

The barrel with 8 sides is striped and equipped with a top sight in elevated barley grain.

The cylinder with six chambers is not grooved.

The loading is made by a side door dropping thanks to the action of an internal spring.

The rod with cylindrical head slides in a guide integrated into the console and is maintained by a small leaf spring. It is used for unloading of the casings, one by one.

The metal stick ending in a ring of suspension is equipped with two plates out of wooden of drowning smooth and varnished, they are connected by a transverse screw and two rivet washers.

The weapon carries the lawful punches of the proofhouse of Liege, namely:

ELG on star in a crowned oval: acceptance post 1893.

J under star: countermark of the controller post 1877.

R crowned: rifled bore, of use of 1894 to 1968.

The weapon also relates to the cylinder, the engraving THE GUARDIAN AMERICAN MODEL OF 1878 which is a trademark deposited by the company FAGNUS A. & CLEMENT C, manufacturers of weapons street Chéri in Liege. This mark was deposited the 27.12.1880.

851: should be a serial number.

The mark N in a half ring (unobtrusive?) is unknown for me; it should belong to a subcontractor.

GG

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