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Gilon François (maybe)
Pistol with central percussion said “Scottish”.
The system is with crack and standard key Lefaucheux under the barrels.
The extraction is manual thanks to a small pedal.
The barrels are juxtaposed and striped.
A standard brass front sight “barley grain” is aimed between those.
The calibre is 11 mm or 450.
The trigger guard is with rest-finger.
The stick of the banana type is fixed by two transverse screws with brass rivet washers.
The weapon is struck punches of the proofhouse of Liege, namely:
ELG on star in a crowned oval: final acceptance post 1893.
Peron: inspection post 1853.
F and P reversed, spangled: countermarks of the controller’s post 1877.
R crowned: rifled bore, of use of 1894 to 1968.
EL in English letters: provisional test, of use of 1852 to our days.
TF in a rectangle: mark of factory from THEATE BROTHERS street Trappé, 5 in Liege. Registered voters with the proofhouse of 1907 to 1950.
On the amount of stick GILON (unobtrusive first name). It is probably about a subcontractor. Several arms manufacturers GILON existed and it is quite difficult to make the sorting without having the first name!
It could be a question of GILON François de Sarolay-Argenteau (close to Liege) or perhaps of GILON Nicolas Joseph de Saint Remy?
CAL 450: calibre weapon.
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