Make: Unknown. Our research found a similar revolver marked “Fabrique Par Ordre De and A.Vernier Marseille”.
Serial Number: NSN
Year of Manufacture: Pre 1898. This “ELG” proof mark was used 1810 to 1853 and there is a star over “Y” proof mark. We have also been instructed by our local Police Department that this revolver is classified as an antique.
Caliber: .32 Centerfire
Action Type: Revolver
Markings: The left grip frame is marked “MMM”. The cylinder is marked “ELG” in an oval and star over “Y”, and “5”. The left side of the frame has a star over “P” . The right side of the frame is marked “MJBZ”, and star over “Y”.
Barrel Length: 1 ½”
Sights / Optics: This revolver is mounted with a blade front sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are bone with just a few minor surface scratches. There are no cracks or losses. The grips rate in about Very Good plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: In-The-White
Finish Originality: Looks Original
Bore Condition: The bore is gray and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is some light erosion present.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 0% of its metal finish. The entire surface is covered with fine engraving except for the sides of the barrel. This area shows some brown discoloration and scratches. The cylinder and frame have good surfaces with few scratches or marks on the engraving. The engraving is fine and rather delicate appearing to be of high quality. Several of the oval depressions in the cylinder have turned a mottled brown. The Screw heads are sharp showing little use. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action does not function. The trigger swings freely and the cylinder does not advance. We did not fire this revolver.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: The engraving on this Belgian/French revolver is of high quality. We believe that it is French and manufactured in Belgium. We have not taken it down to see what needs to be dome to bring this revolver back to firing condition. It is just a sweet hammerless engraved revolver that will make a good prop or addition to a collection.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This revolver is classified as an antique and can be sold to anyone 18 years of age with valid ID.
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