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a revolver like this is shown  in the 1966 movie "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GALAND, Charles François
Støckel: 1832 - 1900, fabricant, weapons maker in Paris, rue Richer 1879 - 1890,
runs a successful gun factory in Liège 1870 - 1890,
Taylerson, The Revolver 1865 - 1888, pages 151 + 152, 181 1879 patent, 210,
Vuillemin, Ler Revolvers Militaires Français, page 144: model 1869,

the set, the cartridges are not available.

the dollar is for size comparison (not included)

unfolding

and ejected

Galand Sportsman model,

according to H. P. Muster's Revolver Lexikon: interesting: this model was 1871 tested by the Swiss army and declined as too complicated. Serial # 7040, caliber 11mm French, 8" barrel with 2-line GALAND PARIS and inspection stamp, the revolver with folding shoulder stock is kept in the white with just some minor handling marks, perfect checkered grips and lanyard ring.  On the left side is the serial # 7040. The revolver comes in an original case with accessories including a massive bullet mold. Everything is in good working order and excellent condition - the best!
Most probable an unique set!    $8,500.

ELG proof + U inspection 

 

GALAND PARIS marked revolver but not with his patented unfolding system but with the less complicated and usually attributed to LORON system, caliber 10mm, 3¾" barrel with fixed front sight on rear sight on breech, on barrel lug two-line inscription GALAND PARIS, no visible serial #, almost 100% bluing remaining, polished hammer and nicely sculptured gutta percha grips with lanyard ring. Mandatory Belgian ELG proof on cylinder.
Uncommon and rare variation in good working order and excellent condition    $2,000.

 

serial # 1388 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Galand self-extracting revolver, serial # 11388, caliber 12mm. An Army sized revolver with intriguing system. The barrel and cylinder assembly slides longitudinally away from the standing breech as the actuating lever, which forms also the trigger guard, is pulled downward. The ejector ring pulls out the shells. Galand revolvers were used by several armies all over the world and were privately purchased by officers in France and in Russia. 4 7/8" octagonal barrel  with dovetail front sight and on left side inscription GALAND PARIS. Single and double action. Plain hardwood grips are sound and complete although having some bruises. Complete with lanyard ring. The revolver is in fine condition for its age and rarity with the large majority of its original blue intact, thinning in a couple of spots and mixed with surface patina. Excellent bore with strong rifling. Mechanically the revolver is in excellent condition with crisp and strong action.     $2,000.

 

GALAND made army-sized self-extracting revolver, serial # 1177 on right side of 4 7/8" barrel with dovetailed front sight, caliber 12mm. Mandatory Liège proof. The long trigger guard moved frontward and cylinder with barrel slide on the cylinder pin. At the end the extractor ring will pull the shells out of the cylinder. A very intriguing revolver, well made and in perfect working order. The revolver was kept in the white with crisp checkered grips, excellent condition.
The revolver comes in a French fitted green inlaid wooden show case complete with cleaning rod. On top of the case is a carrying grip
An attractive and scare set.       $5,500.
A similar revolver is exhibited at the NRA Museum.

 

C.F.G. = Charles François Galand

part open

fully open with extractor ring

extractor ring

carrying case

GALAND made army-sized self-extracting revolver, serial # 1585 on right side of 4 7/8" barrel with dovetailed front sight, caliber 12mm. Mandatory Liège proof. The long trigger guard moved frontward and cylinder with barrel slide on the cylinder pin. At the end the extractor ring will pull the shells out of the cylinder. A very intriguing revolver, well made and in perfect working order. The revolver was nickel plated but some has worn off, but still 70 - 80% remaining, crisp checkered grips.
The revolver comes in a maroon French fitted leatherette case complete with cleaning rod, screw driver, brush, oil can and key.
An attractive and scare set.       $5,500.
A similar revolver is exhibited at the NRA Museum.

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