Object Title

Centrefire six-shot revolver - Polain Self-Ejecting Model

Centrefire six-shot revolver - Polain Self-Ejecting Model

Date

1870

Object Number

XII.10366

Provenance

Presented by Sussex Police, 1992

Physical Description

A pistol based on the Galand and Somerville patent self-ejection machanism, which employs a hinged trigger guard linked to the cylinder axis rod. Lowering the trigger guard actuates a cam which slides the entire cylinder/barrel assembly forward to allow ejection of the cartridges. The loading gate is on the right rear of the frame. The grips are two piece, black ebony, retained by a single screw. The sights are rudimentary V notch rear and blade front. The revolver is nickel plated, with considerable erosion and loss of finish to the frame

Dimensions

OverallLength196 mm
BarrelLength95 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 417

Calibre

8 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

P.POLAIN BREVETTE ACIER

Associations

Places Belgium