.40 caliber 6.75" barrel, no S/N. A most unusual transitional revolver patented by J. J. Hermann in Liege, Belgium. Octagonal barrel with front and rear sight. Barrel lug fixed with unusual ratcheting-type loading lever. Cylinder is engraved with checkerboard reserves and shows Liege proofs. Ring trigger with Mariette type hammer. Frame engraved en suite with cylinder, backstrap with line engraving. Steel buttcap engraved with lanyard ring. Varnished figured walnut grip scales and unusual ratcheting loading lever.
Metal has been polished with old varnish finish. Details of engraving still sharp. Grips with nearly all of a later varnish finish remaining. Action is crisp. Smooth bore is fair.