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Comblain Galoppin

It is a box containing a type Lefaucheux pinfire open-frame revolver.

The hammer is equipped with a sight notch that is designed to provide a line of sight to the front sight by passing over the cylinder. This hammer is also equipped with a grid location for easy arming.

The 6 shot cylinder is smooth and notched at the height of each chamber for overcoming the pins.

The 8-sided barrel is equipped with a semi-rectangular front sight.

The pear-shaped grip consists of two grid plates with palmetto. It ends with a cap ring attached to a pivot screw.

The gun own a metal rod fixed under the barrel, it is used to eject the inflated casings from the cylinder.

At the back of the barrel, on the right side, there is a folding door for loading/unloading the cartridges.

The rounded trigger is articulated and without trigger guard.

The weapon bears the punches of the Liège proofhouse, namely:

ELG * in a vertical oval: definitive acceptance, in use from 1846 to 1893.

Crowned Y: Controller’s countermark, in use from 1853 to 1877.

The weapon also bears the following markings:

Ch. Galoppin Arquebusier breveté à Bruxelles : this armourer was more of a dealer than a manufacturer.

Comblain Breveté : This is Comblain Hubert, Joseph, armourer at Wandre Cahorday. From 1854 to 1891, he filed 19 patents for inventions and improvements.


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