Dresse Laloux & Co top break revolver.

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Dresse Laloux & Co top break revolver.

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:38 am

Dresse Laloux & Co top break revolver 450. Nickel plated.

Chasing this one now.

Belgian revolver. Dresse Laloux registered this Trade Mark on 28/01/1881 however the company was registered in 1867 before being taken over by George Laloux in 1908
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Re: Dresse Laloux & Co top break revolver.

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:29 pm

Just had confirmation that it is now mine :razz: :razz:
230€ / $268
In the mail on Tuesday
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Postby Niner » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:19 pm

Great. You are getting quite a collection.
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Re: Dresse Laloux & Co top break revolver.

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:02 pm

Yes, but don't tell the wife!
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Re: Dresse Laloux & Co top break revolver.

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:27 pm

It arrived today - pics to follow......It is in exceptional condition.
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Postby Niner » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:22 pm

Now that was fast. Beats the time on the last purchases you have told us about from various places outside of France by a good bit. :lol:
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Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:48 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: . Actually it came from a place just outside Poitiers which as the Stork flies is only 135 miles! Posted Tuesday delivered Thursday. :bigsmile:
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Re: Dresse Laloux & Co top break revolver.

Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:08 pm

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Re: Dresse Laloux & Co top break revolver.

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:25 am

OK,some photographs of the beast......... :bigsmile: :bigsmile:
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Postby Niner » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:25 pm

Nice. I suspect those cases without the primers are also without the powder and bullets. I'm sure you will have that situation remedied pretty soon. I look forward to a report on how it shoots.
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Postby Aughnanure » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:15 am

Quel calibre, mon vieux?
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Re: Dresse Laloux & Co top break revolver.

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:08 am

Like wot I said Eoin - .455 :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Dresse Laloux & Co top break revolver.

Postby Niner Delta » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:27 pm

"Dresse Laloux & Co top break revolver 450. Nickel plated."

I also wondered what caliber it was, no mention of .455 that I could find......... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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Re: Dresse Laloux & Co top break revolver.

Postby joseyclosey » Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:08 am

There doesn't look like much "meat" between those cylinders Duncan, I'd be conservative loading for that one.
Nice looking handgun though, enjoy.
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Re: Dresse Laloux & Co top break revolver.

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:21 am

Niner Delta wrote:"Dresse Laloux & Co top break revolver 450. Nickel plated."

I also wondered what caliber it was, no mention of .455 that I could find......... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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Too much sun Vern, it is of course in .450"............Been thinking too much of my Webley in .476" :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Dresse Laloux & Co top break revolver.

Postby Aughnanure » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:28 am

I missed the calibre because I was looking at the picture. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Dresse Laloux & Co top break revolver.

Postby Niner » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:36 am

Just don't get the bullets mixed up when loading. I've gone to the range a time or two and had the chilling thought that I might accidentally confuse some very similar rounds when loading. 8mm, 308, 30.06... all look pretty much alike.
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Re: Dresse Laloux & Co top break revolver.

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:24 pm

First job is to slug the barrel I think :cool:
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