Maker: Probably Jules PIRE & Co
Caliber: 7mm pinfire / 7mm Lefaucheux
Date: Probably between 1893-1810
Status: Original condition, sold
Identification by littlegun.be
A fine example of a small Belgium pinfire revolver. It is only 145 mm long. These late pinfire revolvers were not expensive and
suitable for self defense against man and dogs. These kind of revolvers were not meant of suitable for policeman or target shooting. The materials on most pinfire revolvers are off less quality than for example the smaller American made revolvers. American
revolvers have hardened action parts were these small pinfire revolvers have parts of untreated metal. Therefore unsuited to be used much.
This example is in very good shape, probably not or little used.
the right side it is parked J.P.C. in a rectangular. Under the grips it's marked OD with a crown.
Efforts to trace the maker have proven a possible match. (see identification by littlegun)
But by no means it is a 100% confirmation. Possible it
is made by Ory-Duquenne but as a subcontractor for Jules Pire & Co,
There are a lot of markings for such a
this little gun.
- O with star on cylinder, frame and barrel (mark of the inspector)
- R with crown on barrel (Meaning that the barrel has rifling)
- ELG in oval with crown on cylinder (Proof mark Liège
- O and D with crown in the frame under the left side grip
- W in the frame under right
- Number 29 on frame cylinder and barrel (serial number?) Can also be used to find the corresponding parts back after bluing.
- Number 4 on trigger parts and hammer. Possible also to find the corresponding parts back after final finish.
- Left side frame J.P.C. in a rectangular.
Although being a simple
and small gun I like it a lot.