Jean-Baptiste RONGé fils S.A.

Reduced revolver hammerless of the type LINCOLN to central percussion. The short barrel is round with back sight in half-moon. It is probably striped. The rod being used to extract the casings from the cylinder swivels on an axis and must be introduced in turn into the rooms. The grooved cylinder is with 5 blows. The loading is practiced by a door placed at the right rear of the console. The mother-of-pearl grips are maintained by a transverse screw and two brass rivet washers. A safety is placed at the rear of the console. The weapon is nickeled and engraved rollers.

It carries the lawful punches of the proofhouse of LIEGE, namely:

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

X*: countermark of the controller post 1877.

The weapon also carries the following marks:

Crowned JBR: it is about the mark of the manufactory Jean-baptiste RONGé fils S.A., place Saint Jean, 4 in LIEGE. Registered with the profhouse of Liège of 1832 to 1929. It has deposit 4 patents and twelve trademarks.

?? BTé: illegible indication of a patent ?

2782: serial number.

25: workshop marks?

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