Dieudonné Oury

Revolver with central percussion of vélo-dog type to box frame.

The long cylinder grooved “swing out” with six shots rocks towards to right but it’s possible to charge without rocking this one. It is enough to lower the door backwards (it is not a system ABADIE) so that it acts as safety by preventing the hammer from being driven in simple action or the trigger in double action.

The lock is with rebounding hammer of type WARNANT with large spring out of V.

The hammer is with squared head short what constitutes a compromise with the system hammerless authorizing only the shooting in simple action and the traditional type equipped with a too long peak being likely to cling constantly.

The hammer is equipped with a long and fine striker assembled on pivot on the left side of the body of the hammer.

The steel barrel is with 8 sides with front sight in half-moon.

The stick is made up seems it of two squared plates out of wooden of walnut joined together by a transverse screw and two rivet washers.

Punches

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

Spangled ELG in a crowned oval: final acceptance post 1893.

G spangled: countermark of the controller post 1877.

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

Marks

DD OURY Bté: indicate that it is about a manufacture of Dieudonné OURY manufacturer of MORTIER weapons (Liege). It deposits 4 patents between 1895 and 1905. He is also the inventor of the well known revolver of folding pocket NOVO!

L crowned: this not yet identified mark does not belong to the proofhouse. It could be a question in any assumption of a mark of foundry?

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