||Nagant 1877 Gendarmerie
Belgian gun NAGANT of Gendarmerie
This weapon with two juxtaposed guns functions with a mechanism Rolling-block directly derived from the weapon put at the bridge by Samuel and Eliphabet REMINGTON.
Those at the time of a voyage in Belgium met the brothers Emile and Leon NAGANT.
These people agreed on a partnership between the two companies so that the NAGANT sub-contract a part of orders REMINGTON for Spain and Egypt.
NAGANT obtains also the right to exploit on its personal use patent REMINGTON not without having to pay royalties well on.
Continuing on its impetus, company NAGANT obtains a contract of the Belgian gendarmerie for the manufacture of 2.000 guns type REMINGTON-NAGANT which will carry the official designation of "model 1877"
This weapon will be the first weapon with metal cartridge of the Belgian army.
It will be also copied, proof of its success, by various arms manufacturers inhabitant of Liège such as William GRAH, Léopold ANCION-MARX and Jules WORSE of Antwerp.
This weapon will remain in service with the gendarmerie until the beginning of the XXe century.
Length: 265 mm
Length barrel: 140 mm
Height: 185 mm
Calibre: 9 mm Belgian PN.
Weight: 1 kg 150.
Markings on this weapon are often very numerous, it acts in particular of:
EM and L NAGANT LIEGE: name of the manufacturers.
Spangled ELG in an oval: mark BE before 1893.
Lion upright on letter G in a rectangle: mark of the controller of the Belgian army.
Crowned JD: mark of the military controller for a weapon coming from the civil one.
1638: n° of series.
W: initials of the Belgian gendarmerie.
C and P frame S spangled: various small marks of workshops (controllers, inspectors etc).
Value in collection.
This weapon built in few specimens (approximately 2.000) became relatively rare on the market of the collection; its price is thus consequently.
Photographs with the authorization of Mr. Christian Pisart.