Auguste Francotte

Revolver FRANCOTTE of (large) gauges .450.

The sight consists of a groove in the top of the carcass to the back and of a front sight fixed in a dovetail at the end of the barrel.

The cylinder with 6 blows carries the punches of the proofhouse of Liege; Spangled ELG in an oval which is the punch of acceptance of 1846 to 1893 and one crowned illegible letter which is the countermark of the controller of use of 1853 to 1877.

The ejection of the casings is done thanks to a metal rod assembled on spring, after having put the hammer in position of safety.

The stick carries two plates to the worn squaring and ends in a ring.

Mark A.FRANCOTTE A LIEGE struck the thunder as well as the initial crowned AF does not leave any doubt about the origin, the inscription “...... Montevideo” makes it possible to think that this weapon was intended for South America.


Auguste Francotte

It is about a revolver FRANCOTTE top break of the type GASSER to extractor.

The barrel with eight sides is equipped with a front sight in half-moon and a bead out of V.

The barrel with 6 shots is not grooved and of gauge 450

The opening of the weapon is done by a pedal of the type COUNET located on the left side of the frame.

While yielding, the star extractor goes up and ejects the casings.

The stick in the pear shape with two squared plates ends in a ring.

The weapon carries the punches of tests of Liège:

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

K crowned: countermark of the controller of use of 1853 to 1877.

Mark A.FRANCOTTE A LIEGE struck the gun belongs of course at this famous firm.