Original Belgian 19th Century Brass Framed Double Action 11mm Revolver by Rocour Delsa & Cie - c.1872 - 1875
Original item: Only One Available. Well this definitely isn't something that we see every day! Here is a very nice late 19th Century Belgian 11mm revolver, but curiously, the frame and barrel are made of brass! We often see this with pocket revolvers, but not on a full size 11mm gun. The hammer, cylinder, axis pin, and action components are steel or iron, definitely much more durable.
This interesting example is in fine condition and has the manufacturer's name clearly stamped into the frame under the right grip scale:
ROCOUR - DELSA
Rocour Delsa & Cie was a Belgian maker that operated between 1872 and 1875 in Liège. There is some speculation that the company only made frames, and this piece may be a prototype or proof-of-concept piece, given that there is no rear sight and no other marks other than proofs and serial 350 on the left side of the barrel forcing cone. The right side of frame has a (Crown) / X proof, and the cylinder has the E / LG / (star) proof mark of Liège, Belgium.
The barrel is in good condition, with clear rifling, though as expected of the softer brass alloy, there is a lot of wear near the cylinder end of the barrel. The loading gate and spent cartridge ejector work great, and the action still cycles well in both single and double action. The original hardwood grip scales have a lovely patina, showing only light wear, with no cracking or chips. The frame and barrel are a great mustard color, and there is light oxidation to most of the other metalwork.
Definitely a rare revolver here, from a company that only existed for a few short years! Ready to display!
Year of Manufacture: circa 1872-75
Length: 9 1/2 inches
Barrel length: 5 1/4 inches
Cylinder: 6 cartridges
Ammunition: 11 mm
Operation: Double Action / Single Action
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