Article about: i have seen revolvers that look like this, looks belgian?? it is a 12 shot revolver. the seller says 22 shells fall to the back of the cylinder. but the bore looks to be .22 is this a 5.75 o
The best guess, by "THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HANDGUNS" by A.B. ZHUK, is a Henrion, Dassy & Heuschen ('HDH') .22 Velo-dog centrefire (5.5mm Velo-dog), not .22 LR rimfire, either sixteen or twelve shot. A 8mmRimmed Lebel ctg would not chamber...Definately Belgian "velo-dog".
Last edited by COLT 1911A1; 01-18-2012 at 03:36 PM.
yep seller describes it as a 12 round revolver. the velo dog round is about 3.5 inches .
so most 5.5 caliber cylinders look alike. here is the sellers description_________
Very unusual Nagant type pistol od 12 shots, with a long cylinder1 1/2" long, bore in barrel is for .22 cal, but a .22LR falls into the back of the cylinder, so the cartridge is necked down. No markings, proofs, or numbers. This is not a basement made gun but a shop model, or pattern gun , perhaps that never went into production. Gun is very sturdy, and locks up like a drum. Has walnut hand checkered wood grips, with a landyard loop in the butt. Measures about 8 3/4" long, and the 4" octagonal barrel is smooth bore, and is clean. Perhaps a trick shooters pistol from long ago. Evidence that the gun has always been in the white!
i would very much like to buy it but i must know if it is 5.5 velo as fiocchi only makes ammo for velo.
any more help would be great!