Belgian origins I'm pretty sure. Nagant family of double actions. As to specifics... not up to speed nor do I have me books at work to look up more info. Just going from memory.
It does sort of resemble the photo in the link does it not? Model 1878
A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." - George Washington, January 8, 1790, First State of the Union Address
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