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126. 365, 366. Sterling; Sterling Armament Co. Ltd, Dagenham. 8oz. P. Sauer & Sohn (see figs. 483 and 506), began tentatively in 1984. In 1991, however, operations closed down before series production had begun. Sterling revolvers were distinguished by twin full-length coil-type main springs inside the grip. 367. Thomas type; Tipping & Lawden, Birmingham. 450; five shot. Patented in 1869, this revolver ejects spent cases simultaneously when the barrel and cylinder are pushed forward together. 61 368.
261. Francotte; Auguste Francotte & Companie, Liege. 62mm Nagant or 8mm Lebel; five shot. The cylinder of this gun swings out to the right to reload, and the double action mechanism has a partially-shrouded rebounding hammer. These were advertised as the 'Bogatyr' or 'Nagant' in catalogues published in Russia prior to 1917. They were also marketed as the 'Puppy' or "French Officer's Model". , some guns had a fixed striker whilst others had hinged patterns. This gun uses a swing back loading gate to lock the cylinder.
Lefaucheux type, 7mm calibre. These are mostly Belgian, fig. 164 showing a gun by Renault of Liege. However, fig. 162 displays German proofs and the gun in fig. 174 was probably the work of Lefaucheux in Paris. 35 176-178. Lefaucheux type, 5mm calibre. These are typical of the smallest pinfires, invariably found with folding triggers. Fig. 176 has German proofs, but was probably made in Belgium. 179. Lefaucheux type; L. Gasser, Vienna. 180, 181. Barrelless patterns; makers unknown, Belgian. 182, 183.
The illustrated encyclopedia of handguns : pistols and revolvers of the world, 1870 to the present by A.B. Zhuk; N. N. Bobrov; John Walter