Some of the most beautiful work of this craftsman, and many others, are in this book “Liège Gunmakers through their Work. 1800 - 1950”.

For more detail see: LIEGE GUNMAKERS

Establishments Léonard André

Here a small revolver of Belgian manufacturing gauges 6.35 of uneven type of them, with folding trigger, opening “topbreak” resembling by far to a Smith & Wesson. The squared plates of grips are maintained by a transverse screw.


R crowned: rifled bore between 1894 and 1968

PV surmonted by a little Lion: test with the smoke-free powder, between 1898 and 1968

ELG in an oval under crown: acceptance between 1893 and 1968

J under star: countermark of the controller between 1877 and 1968

6.35 Br: gauge 6.35 Browning (this ammunition was born around 1906)

Under the plates: "QR" under crown? not identified, and "LA" for the Establishments Léonard Andre?

LLH: could be Laurent Lochet-Habran, house founded in 1860. It deposited three patents between 1884 and 1897 but they have nothing to do with the revolver in question. It also deposited a trademark in Liege in 1904.

Between the two wars, the house was especially active in the manufacturing of barrels of quality.