Mariette “With screw”

To have a MARIETTE “With screw” is already rather little running, to find of them three of models and different calibres, that concerns the miracle!!

- The first with the top is in 12 mm, it is the largest model, it has the long sliding tube which authorizes “to slip” the barrel and the cylinder forwards without detaching them from the unit. It draws in simple and double action.

- The second is much smaller and of gauge 7mm, the sliding tube is shorter, to reload it’s necessary to remove the barrel, then the cylinder of the whole of the weapon. It draws only in simple action.

- The third is also of small size and gauge 7mm but has a trigger ring and draws only in double action.

Alain

Guillaume Mariette

The weapon

It is about a pinfire revolver and open frame, also called “screw revolver” because of the large serrated roller screw placed under the carcass and which is used to disunite the two parts of the weapon to support the loading/unloading of it. The part before (barrel) slips on the axis of the barrel forwards thus releasing the back of the cylinder.

The barrel (with 7 stripes in theory) is round with a small hexagonal part with the mouth which supports the triangular front sight with round end cut in the mass. The other end of the barrel supports the bead also taken in the mass.

This type of weapon could be carried out in gauge 7, 9 and 12 33.

The stick consists of two smooth plates out of wooden (Walnut?) joined together by a transverse screw and two rivet washers. It ends in a metal cap, a screw-pivot and a ring.

The iron rod slides in a guide placed on the right side of the console.

The loading is practiced by a door placed on the right side and which is raised using an internal spring.

Punches

ELG on star in a vertical oval: final acceptance, of use of 1846 to 1893.

G crowned: countermark of the controller, of use of 1853 to 1877.

Marks

MARIETTE PATENTS: This weapon was patented in LIEGE the 31012.1862 under the n° 13.622 per MARIETTE Guillaume, Joseph of CHERATTE.

559: serial number.

GG

Mariette Servais

It is about an open frame and pinfire revolver with lock in simple action. The cylinder is smooth with 6 rooms of calibre 7mm. The rifled bore is round and is maintained by a knurled screw, which once demolished releases the barrel and leaves access to the cylinder. The curved trigger is protected by a trigger guard. The barrel is round with summoned triangular front sight of a barley grain. The grip is in walnut smooth maintained by a transverse screw and two rivet washers with ears. The metal parts for the majority are covered with an engraving in rollers English kind.

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

ELG * in a vertical oval: final acceptance, of use of 1846 to 1893.

T crowned: countermark of the controller, of use of 1853 to 1877.

In addition, the weapon carries the MARIETTE mark PATENTS which corresponds in fact to MARIETTE Fils is MARIETTE Servais, son of Guillaume MARIETTE prolific inventor and burgomaster (mayor) of the village of WANDRE close to LIEGE. Servais had some legal vexations with LEFAUCHEUX Gabriel in 1860 on complaint in counterfeit of this last. The epilogue is not known for us.

The present weapon corresponds to the patent n° 11.126 of the 02.07.1861. (See sketch in enclosure).

GG

This weapon functions only in single action, the trigger has an extremely weak displacement, comparable with a stecher!

Alain

Mariette Servais

It is about an open frame and pinfire revolver. The cylinder is smooth. The rifled bore is round and is maintained by a knurled screw, which once demolished releases the barrel and leaves access to the cylinder.

The trigger is out of ring.

The stick is in walnut smooth maintained by a transverse screw and two rivet washers with ears.

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

ELG on star in a vertical oval: final acceptance, of use of 1846 to 1893.

Y crowned: countermark of the controller, of use of 1853 to 1877.

In addition, the weapon carries the MARIETTE mark PATENTS which corresponds to MARIETTE Fils is MARIETTE SERVAIS son as Guillaume. It had legal vexations with LEFAUCHEUX Gabriel in 1860 on complaint in counterfeit of this last.

The present weapon corresponds to the patent n° 11.126 of the 02.07.1861.

GG

This weapon functions only in double action.

Alain

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