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

Genonceau O.

Shotgun hammerless, key top lever, juxtaposed unrifled bores gauges 16, English stick in drowning.

The punches

They are the punches of tests of Liege is:

ELG in a crowned oval: acceptance, of use of 1893 to 1968.

PV surmounted of a stylized lion: test with the powder without smoke of use of 1898 to 1968.

Letter q: letter annal 1938.

V spangled: countermark of the controller MASON Isidore (1929/1953).

16-70 in large C: gauge nominal and length of the casing, of use of 1924 until todays.

CHOKE 17.0/16.9: chokés guns cal to 22 cm of the breech, of use of 1924 to 1968.

1 kg 142: weight of the gun which can draw from the powders without smoke (weapons smooth) except for the gram. In use of 1924 until todays.


Reforage GENONCEAU: GENONCEAU O was an arms manufacturer of Liège domiciled street Bovy, n° 17. With DEPREZ E it deposited a Belgian patent in 1913 for a mechanism of trigger for rifle hammerless.

BURGHAM COMPRESSED STEEL: it is acted in fact of the type of steel used for the guns.

Imported of Belgium: without comment.

REVE 2 (DREAM 2): it probably acts of a mark added by the importer, it does not seem same hand (more frustrates) that that of the engraver.

In conclusion.

This weapon was manufactured in 1938 by GENONCEAU O. of Liege.