The Belgians made alot of these revolvers in small batches and marked them with various trade names, most commonly "British Bulldog." "English Bulldog" is not at all common. If I was to guess, I would say that the man had a Belgian made revolver, circa 1885 - 1914.Can anyone tell me whether these handguns ever had 'English Bulldog' inscribed on the top? I am sure that I saw one with this inscription some years ago. From memory, the gun looked very similar to the photos I have seen of the British Bulldog (with 5 chambers), and belonged to a WW2 vet (of course he could have owned it long before this).