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Belgian experiment revolver.

The revolver is probably developed by Heinrich, Pieper, Liège. During the 1880s he received several patents for weapons and ammunition. One was later copied by the Russians for the Nagant revolver.

the massive base pin with a spring to secure, convenient!

7.62 M/M

 

proof and control stamps on barrel and frame

 

 

 

ELG early definite proof

 

 


PV = nitro proof

 

 

H inspection stamp

 

 

 


 

H.R. on grip strap under left grip

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

<< turning the knurled device will adjust the height of the rear sight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

pull down the trigger guard to revolve the cylinder and cock the hammer

 

 

trigger guard pulled down,

 

 

 

 

Belgian exceptional quality revolver with an unique invention: not the hammer nor the trigger will activate the cylinder but the complete trigger guard must be pulled down and at the end it revolves the cylinder and cocks the invisible hammer. After placing the guard back in the usual position the trigger pull will fire. It acts like a lever action.
The massive base pin / cylinder axis is easy to remove to load the seven-shot cylinder; besides the proof- and inspection stamps the is the # 4. The 4½" barrel with adjustable front sigh shows the mandatory Belgian stamps. The rear sight can be adjusted by turning a knob on the breech. On the left side is a stamp 7.62 M/M. Under grip the strap is marked HR. The revolver is case hardened and almost completely remain with strip checkered grip. Unfortunately I can't find the maker of the exceptional revolver and I my guess is that it is an unique experimental specimen in excellent condition.    $5,000.



The revolver is probably developed by Heinrich, Pieper, Liège. During the 1880s he received several patents for weapons and ammunition.

A scarce UMC 8 mm Pieper revolver cartridge. This cartridge was designed in 1889 in Belgium for the unique revolver. It saw limited use in Mexico (7-shot Mexican model 1893) but was never adopted into the US. It was later copied by the Russians for the Nagant revolver.

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