Revolver CHAMELOT & DELVIGNE which is the subject of the patent n° 032848 of June 24, 1873 (See technical drawing in appendix). It is with central percussion and box frame.
The cylinder in calibre 7,5m is grooved and with six rooms.
The loading is practiced by the right side door which draws behind to open it.
The barrel is octagonal with rectangular front sight.
The trigger without trigger guard is folded up under the carcass.
The handle consists of two plates out of wooden (walnut?) squared.
They are maintained by a transverse screw and two rivet washers with ears.
The weapon carries two lawful punches of the profhouse of Liege, namely:
ELG on star in a vertical oval: final acceptance, of use of 1846 to 1893.
M crowned: countermark of the controller, of use of 1853 to 1877.
CHAMELOT DELVIGNE BREVETE (PATENTS): to see above.
PIRLOT FRERES (BROTHERS): manufacturer of weapons in LIEGE. Registered with the proofhouse of 1836 to 1879.
From 1864 to 1878, this company deposits 5 Belgian patents. (See the site)
The relations between CHAMELOT and DELVIGNE and brothers PIRLOT are well-known.
Pirlot manufactured several weapons of Chamelot & Delvigne.
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