7.65 caliber, 5.75" barrel, S/N 1440. This royal presentation revolver by N.J. Dessard features an unusual ribbed hexagonal barrel and ribbed frame is sparsely but finely engraved. Engraved throughout with scrolls, shells, and flowers. Folding trigger. Backstrap engraved with flowers and shells. Checkered walnut bagpipe grips. Break-action similar to Schofield type. Includes Morocco leather pipe case with purple velvet and silver lining.
Royal presentation revolvers are always desirable and this piece is no exception. Further research will only enhance the desirability and value of this unusual revolver.
Barrel and cylinder retain nearly all their original bright blue finish with excellent markings and engravings. French gray frame with no pitting. Bore is excellent and action functions flawlessly. Case shows only very minor wear and is in excellent condition for its age.