Some of the most beautiful work of this craftsman, and many others, are in this book “Liège Gunmakers through their Work. 1800 - 1950”.

For more detail see: LIEGE GUNMAKERS

Chamelot Delvigne

Here’s a Chamelot-Delvigne revolver called “left-handed”, already not very common, which is also distinguished by the right side tenon and the notch of sight a little further back than usual in order to be able to fix a bayonet, as was the fashion in the second half of the 19th century. More a curiosity than a great efficiency.....

Caliber 9 mm pinfire.

The term “left-handed” will surprise me for a long time to come: I am right-handed, but I find that this so-called “left-handed” revolver is much more logical (for a right-handed) than almost ALL other revolvers (or at least a large majority), since the loading of the cartridges and the ejection of the cartridges are possible by holding of the cartridges while holding of the cartridges. right hand.....

The markings

V crowned: countermark a controller, in use from 1853 to 1877;

ELG on star in oval: accepted by the bench of proofs of Liège from 1846 to 1893.


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