Object Title

Rimfire six-shot revolver - Comblain patent

Rimfire six-shot revolver - Comblain patent

Date

about 1865

Object Number

XII.2811

Provenance

Purchased from Leeds City Council, 1967. Formerly part of the Francois Renkin Collection formed at Renkin et Frere, Liege. (Renkin inv. no R-1384)

Physical Description

A single-action rimfire revolver in continental target style, finished 'in the white' with an unusual 'tip-down' loading mechanism. A flat spring clip forms the top strap, and is pushed upwards for loading by means of a sliding vertical catch in front of the cylinder and acting around the breech. The barrel assembly then pivots downwards, allowing the cylinder to be removed. Overall finish bright, hammer, trigger barrel release catch and barrel retaining spring blue. Frame and lock plates engraved with foliate and line engraving. The barrel is octagonal and a non-captive ejector rod is mounted under it. The hammer nose is a horizontal wedge striking a cartridge on both rims. The grips are plain black wood, the butt plate is engraved with an oval pattern.

Techniques

Engraving

Materials

Dimensions

OverallLength11inches
OverallLength282mm
BarrelLength5.1inches
BarrelLength131mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 64

Calibre

8.6 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Proof mark
Crown over letter V (British provisional proof)
Cylinder
Stamping
Maker's mark
D.J. COMBLAIN BREVETE
Backstrap
Stamping
Proof mark
ELG * within oval (pre-1894 Liege proof)
Cylinder
Stamping

Associations

Places Belgium