Very beautiful part this pepperbox with 18 barrels, there exists about it one to 24 guns with the Royal Museum of the Army in Madrid.
It carries indeed the mark of Auguste FRANCOTTE Street Mont St Martin, 61 in Liege.
It is obvious that it acts of the system patented by Guillaume MARIETTE.
These weapons had much success at the time and I think that MARIETTE did not have average the techniques to ensure itself all the orders.
It at the time had only one industrial infrastructure, which is not shown.
Also MARIETTE it probably let other manufacturers manufacture her weapons under licence, thus collecting the royalties!
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