ROCOUR DELSA B. & Cie

The weapon

It’s an open frame revolver to vertical percussion (with pin) of calibre 12mm.

The cylinder is grooved and comprises six rooms.

The round barrel carries a front sight raised to be seen when the hammer is armed.

A bead is dug in the head of hammer.

The metal rod slides in a guide integrated into the console and is maintained by a small leaf spring.

The loading is practiced by a right side door, dropping thanks to the action of an external spring.

The pear stick consists of two plates of walnut smooth fixed using a screw and of two rivet washers at ears. It ends in a ring of suspension fixed using a screw pivot in the metal skeleton.

Punches

The lawful punches struck the weapon belong to the proofhouse of Liege, namely:

ELG on star in an oval: final acceptance of 1846 to 1893.

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

The weapon was thus manufactured between 1846 and 1877.

Marks

Mark RD in a cartouche lying could in any assumption belong to the arms manufacturer of Liège ROCOUR DELSA B. & Co registers with the proofhouse of Liege of 1872 to 1875.

It is patentee Belgian for improvements brought to the pistol-revolvers with central pinfire!

Other marks (LM - NR? - JG?) are unknown for me, they most probably belong to subcontractors.

GG

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