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A. Godefroid Lejeune Fauvé
It is about a shotgun to central percussion and to break of hammerless type. The unrifled bores of gauge 12 are juxtaposed. A standard brass front sight barley grain is fixed at the end of the two barrels. The opening is practiced using the key “top lever” placed at the top of the breech. It is followed by a safety to slide of the type GALAND. The weapon is covered with an English engraving with rollers and bouquets. The stick in walnut is worked “with English”. The forearm is with push rod.
The weapon carries the lawful punches of the proofhouse of LIEGE, namely:
ELG* in a crowned oval: final acceptance post 1893.
12C in a rhombus: gauge, of use of 1898 to 1924.
Z*, X*, Q*: countermarks of the controllers post 1877.
P1K254,3: weight of the barrel which can draw from the powders without fume (weapons smooth) Of use of 1892 to 1924.
Peron: inspection post 1853.
EL in English letters: provisional test, of use of 1852 to our days.
PV surmounted of a stylized lion: test with the powder without smoke, of use of 1898 to 1968.
CHOKE 17; 4/18.3: chokes barrels: gauged in mm to 22 cm of the breech and the mouth. In use of 1910 to 1924.
D = 65 mm/20.5: length of the room in mm and diameter in mm after optional test with the powder without smoke. In use of 1892 to 1924.
The weapon also carries the following marks:
WWG ENGLAND: marks of an English manufacturer?
A GODEFROID LEJEUNE FAUVE SUCCR – ARMES LIEGE: mark of manufacturer A. GODEFROID street of the University, 7 in LIEGE. Recovery by Lejeune-Fauvé in 1913.
Lejeune J. & Fauvé were registered with the proofhouse of 1914 to 1925.
The lock carries an inscription rings A. GODEFROID LEJEUNE FAUVé Succ. ARMES LIEGE which defers us to the preceding inscription.
1675: serial number repeated in several sites.
LT: ignored significance, probably a subcontractor?
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