Thread: MAS 1873?
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Old December 29, 2012, 11:47 PM   #2
Mike Irwin
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Sounds like a standard Mle 1873 French Ordnance revolver in 11mm.

Mine was manufactured in 1873.

MAS is simply an acronym for Manufacture d'armes de Saint-√Čtienne, where these guns were made by the French government.

The lockwork is a Chamelot-Delvigne design, which was probably the first truly successful, truly reliable double action designs anywhere -- simple, reliable and quite robust.
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