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Fraipont Emile

Here’s a Velodog revolver, named after the Velodog ammunition, a 6 mm long central percussion munition (Galand, 1868), apparently developed to protect cyclists from the bites of stray dogs they might encounter, who are not used to cyclists.

Calibre 6 mm Velodog.

Outside hammer, foldable trigger, left side safety Mauser type, octagonal barrel.

The markings

V under star: countermark a comptroller, since 1877;

Lion on PV: smokeless powder test; between 1898 and 1968;

R under crown: striped gun, between 1894 and 1968;

ELG on star in crowned oval: accepted between 1893 and 1968

L crowned: often met, but still unidentified.

On the left side of the gun, at the far left of the frame are two letters that are most likely EF, which can be attributed to Emile Fraipont (also known for his Clic-clac revolver very special grip).

Maybe there are also markings under the mother-of-pearl plate of grips (be careful when disassembling...)

GP avec l’aide de PHL.

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