StÝckel: Martinier-Collin, St, Etienne, 1880 - 1882, constructs machine-rifle,
Le "Qui est qui": fabricant in St. Etienne, 1860 - 1882,
Le "Qui est qui": Michel Javellle, armurier de St. Etienne, 1860 - 1880,
DE ST. ETIENNE
in oval C.M. & F.J.
pushed into the cylinder and revolving it
the tip pushed through
the ejector dismounted
C. MARTINIER and FABRIQUE DE ST. ETIENNE marked revolver, serial # 361 on left lug, army caliber 11mm French. 5¾" octagonal barrel with dovetail front sight and notched rear sight on breech, maker's name on right and left side. Under the barrel is an interesting and weird ejector system: while pushing it backwards to take out the shell the tip at the end moves into the cylinder and automatically revolving it. In front of the frame is additional JAVELLE BTE. stamped; apparently Javelle created it. Another advantage: on the back of the frame is a push button which opens the system. Like the French army revolver models 1874 the metal is kept in the white.