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Jacques ROUCHOUSE
Jean Huon’s book Les Pistolets Automatiques Français, page 12.

 

 

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Jacques ROUCHOUSE 1885 pocket-size repeating pistol,  caliber 6mm Merveilleux / Gaulois,
5-shots. Probably the forerunner of the better known GALOUIS. Squeezing the front part of the frame moves the hammer swing out to the right and pulls the barrel backwards, and then the hammer hit. On right side is ring to pull down for loading. Unlike the one pictured in Huon's book this one has a simple safety to block the pull backwards motion. Additional on the back is a lever which after moving downwards enables to remove the left grip panel for inspection. Nicely engraved, nickel plated, checkered hard rubber grips. Huon’s book Les Pistolets Automatiques Français, page 12.
In good working order, scarce in excellent condition.      $3,500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacques ROUCHOUSE 1885 pocket-size repeating pistol, serial # 2828, cal. 6mm Merveilleux,
5-shots. Probably the forerunner of the better known GALOUIS. Squeezing the front part of the frame moves the hammer swing out to the right and pulls the barrel backwards, please see picture, and then the hammer hit. On right side is ring to pull down for loading. Nicely engraved, nickel plated, checkered hard rubber grips. Huon’s book Les Pistolets Automatiques Français, page 12. Under the barrel are Liège proof stamps.
In good working order, scarce in fine  condition.        sold

 

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