Pistolet Velodog MANUFRANCE ‘Mignon’

 

 

 

Various styles of ‘Velodog’ pistols were available around the turn of the century. They were particularly popular in France. Some were live firing and others were cap guns.

In 1894, Charles-Francois Galand designed a Velodog revolver which used a 5.5mm cartridge. He was a Frenchman with a workshop in Liege, Belgium (a centre for arms manufacture). His son Rene registered the Velo Dog trademark in Liege 1904. The name ‘velodog’ became a generic term for all pistols of this type, including cap guns, that were marketed for cyclists. The most common calibre for velodog pistols was 6mm.

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Pistolet Velodog MANUFRANCE ‘Mignon’

 

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This is a common ‘Velo Dog’ style of pistol, sold in France by Manufrance – Manufacture Francaise d’Armes et Cycles – via its annual catalogues.

Pistolet Velo Dog Manufrance le Mignon_1

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