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Lot 3143: H. Mahillon Marked Le Novo Patent Folding Grip Revolver

Auction Date: April 15, 2018

H. Mahillon Retailer Marked D. D. Oury Le Novo Patent Folding Grip Double Action Ladies Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

H. Mahillon Retailer Marked D. D. Oury Le Novo Patent Folding Grip Double Action Ladies Revolver

Manufacturer: European
Model: Revolver
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 6.35 mm
Barrel: 1 1/4 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: metal
Stock:
Item Views: 2081
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 71
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Equipped with a concealed hammer, folding trigger, and hinged metal grip, the Le Novo Revolver makes for a very compact package, measuring only 3 1/2 inches long and 1 3/8 inches tall when closed. The top of the barrel is retailer marked "H. MAHILLON/BRUXELLES," and the left side of the frame is marked "D.D. OURY/BTE." Belgian proofs are stamped on the barrel, cylinder and frame. "NOVO" is marked on both sides of the relief scroll decorated grip.

Rating Definition:

Very fine. The barrel and cylinder retain 40% original blue finish with the balance a smooth gray patina. 60% original case colors remain on the frame. The takedown lever retains 80% original nitre blue. The grip is fine with exposed brass on the high edges. Mechanically excellent.



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