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


Croute Théodore

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Croute Théodore

Traditional bulldog revolver often described on the site.


STAR/ ELG in a crowned oval: acceptance mark- used 1893 to 1968.

Star/E : countermark of the controller – used 1877 to 1968.

Crown/R rifled bore - used 1894 to 1968.

Crown/C : mark often encountered, but not identified.

The manufacturer

Spangled TC is unknown to me! I found a CROUTE Theodore, of Mortier, who registered 10 patents from 1864 to 1880 including a patent for a locking system on a center fire revolver.

However it's impossible to say if in 1893, he was still manufacturimg guns and that this mark was really his mark.


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