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It is about a pistol to on shot with annular percussion of calibre 22 Flobert.
This type of pistol is as called of “living room, stand or garden” following the use as one makes some.
The barrel out of steel is striped and with eight sides with elevated sight so that the line of sight passes to the top of the hammer to armed.
The curved and smooth trigger is protected by a trigger guard with rest-finger.
The cast solid stick is out of wood of walnut squared finely at the place of the catch in hand.
The weapon carries the lawful punches of the proofhouse of Liege, namely:
ELG on star in a crowned oval: final acceptance post 1893.
R crowned: rifled bore, of use of 1894 to 1968.
Peron: inspection post 1853.
Spangled and illegible letter: countermark of the controller post 1877.
GG in a horizontal rhombus: mark unknown. It could be a question of a mark used by GENSCHOW Gustave, registered with the proofhouse of 1912 to 1914, registered with HERSTAL street Hayeneux, 527.
FL 22C: calibre.
2902: serial number.
Genschow Gustav & Cie
It is about a shotgun hammerless to key top lever.
The lock is square.
The chokes barrels are juxtaposed and smooth, 16 gauge some.
The forearm is with push rod.
The stick out of wooden of walnut is worked “English”.
They are the lawful punches of the proofhouse of Liege, namely:
Spangled ELG in a crowned oval: final acceptance post 1893.
Peron: inspection post 1853.
EL in English letters: provisional test, of use of 1852 to our days.
16-70 in an omega: gauge nominal and length of casings, of use of 1924 to our days.
L spangled: countermark of the controller post 1877.
PV surmounted of a stylized lion: test with the powder without smoke, of use of 1898 to 1968.
1Kg 404: weight of the barrel which can draw from the powders without smoke (weapons smooth). Of use of 1924 to our days.
CHOKE 16.9 16.8: chokes barrels: calibre to 22 cm of the breech, of use of 1924 to 1968
Greek letter XI (W): yearly letter of 1956.
The barrels carry a mark representing seems it an eagle flying over the sphere and a branch of bay-tree or olive-tree. A trade mark 13.02.1913, VERY similar if not identical, is allotted to manufacturer GENSCHOW Gustav & Co street Hayeneux, 527 with HERSTAL. (See mark in appendix)
This manufacturer would have been registered with the proofhouse of Liege of 1912 to 1914.
That seems to be in perfect contradiction with the punches of tests according to 1924 and even the yearly letter of 1956.
I see only one explanation, it “could act” of a weapon reassembled with old barrels of recovery? But it is only one assumption.
47140: serial number.
Letters UB - JC or others in an oval on the barrels are too vague that to be identified with certainty.
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