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

Dauflain J. (Is he Belgian ???)

Here is a very nice shotgun with pistons, beautiful damascus barrels, beautiful carved stock.

"Damas d’acier séparé" (Separate steel Damascus) on the strip: this seems to mean that the Damascus barrels are different, that there is therefore a left and a right barrel, as it appears in the attached document, which concerns a patent application (24313) by Mr. Jean Balty Fils on October 10, 1868. Admittedly, the rifle we are dealing with is older, but it seems that the idea was already in the air twenty years earlier.

Under the barrels the initials RC, unidentified, and the punch ELG on star in oval, used for the acceptance of the weapons between 1846 and 1893.

The name J. Dauflain is unknown to Stockel, the "Qui est qui de l'armurerie liégeoise", Claude Gaier and Jarlier/Buigné.

On the other hand, for example Jean-Claude Mournetas reports a Dauplain in Provins (Aube / France) on beautiful shotguns with pistons...

I can’t believe it’s a faulty punch, but it wouldn’t be the first time it’s happened....

GP with the help of MAX

Patent of Jean Balty Fils