This weapon was produced by Antonio Errasti at Eibar in the Basque region of Spain. It is a copy of a Belgian design, originally produced by the companies Pieper and (later ) Grah, of Liège in Belgium. All versions shared the same anterior cylinder latch and a safety lever at the left-rear of the frame. New model names, such as the 'Russo-Chinois' or the 'Americain' were frequently introduced to boost sales: the Model 1915 inscription on this example suggests that it was produced with military sales in mind. This revolver was seized from the Greek nationalist insurgent group EOKA during the Cyprus Emergency of 1955-59.
Seized by Cyprus police from EOKA terrorists during the Cyprus Emergency.
1. stamped on top strap
2. stamped on left of chamber
3. stamped on top of barrel
4. stamped on left of frame