Object Title

Centrefire five shot pocket revolver - Le Novo

Centrefire five shot pocket revolver - Le Novo

Date

made 1905

Object Number

XII.11879

Provenance

Gifted by Sussex Police on 07/01/2016. Surrendered to Sussex Police Oct-Nov 2014. Previously owned illicitly. Import date into UK unknown.

Physical Description

Blued steel frame, barrel and cylinder. Silvered copper alloy grip with impressed foliate decoration. Grip retained in open position by spring catch on top rear of frame. Barrel retained on axis pin by a lever on right hand side. Slides off together with cylinder for reloading.

Techniques

Machining, Pressing

Materials

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 996

Calibre

6.35 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker's mark
'LE NOVO' on left side, '1905' on other.
Grip
Pressing
Inspection Marks
Crown over R, * over Y
Frame
Stamping
Maker's mark
Left side, 'B.D. OURY' over 'BTE' ['Brevete' meaning 'patent'].
Frame
Stamping
Proof Mark
Usual post-1894 Belgian proofmarks
Various
Stamping

Associations