Lepage “Mitrailleuse” (machine-gun)
It is about a revolver with central percussion and box frame. The grooved and striped cylinder comprises 12 rooms calibres 6mm velo-dog of it seems it. This model was called “Mitrailleuse” (machine-gun) by certain manufacturers in evil of sensational publicity! The cylinder is withdrawn by the removal of the rod and the central axis. The barrel with 8 sides carries a front sight in half-moon to the ¾ its length. The grips consists of two plates out of wooden (walnut?) squared and joined together by a screw and two rivet washers.
The weapon carries the lawful punches of the proofhouse of LIEGE, namely:
ELG on star in a crowned oval: final acceptance post 1893.
Coupled AH and spangled: countermark of the controller post 1877.
R crowned: rifled bore, of use of 1894 to 1968.
PV surmounted of a stylized lion: test with the powder without smoke, of use of 1898 to 1968.
The weapon also carries the following marks:
LEPAGE A LIEGE: mark of the well-known manufacturer.
26: serial number?
Appendix: an extract of catalogue H.D.H. presenting a similar weapon.
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