Some of the most beautiful work of this craftsman, and many others, are in this book “Liège Gunmakers through their Work. 1800 - 1950”.

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Guerette Mathieu

It is about a revolver with percussion and open frame. The smooth cylinder is with 6 rooms. The barrel is with 8 sides. The loading is practiced using a lever-tamping-bar placed at the rear of the barrel in front of the cylinder. The stick not entirely visible seems to consist of two plates (wood??) finely squared. The weapon carries an engraving of foliage in hollow bottom.

The weapon also carries the lawful punches of the proofhouse of tests of Liege, that is to say:

ELG* in a vertical oval: final acceptance, of use of 1846 to 1893.

Y crowned: countermark of the controller, of use of 1853 to 1877. The list of these controllers unfortunately disappeared for a long time (war 14/18).

The weapon also carries the following marks:

1843: it was not use to register the dates on the weapons at the time; it most probably acts of a job number.

S.V or S.U: marks unknown? It could be a question of the signature of the engraver (assumption?)

Crowned M.G: mark of manufacturer who could belong to GUERETTE Mathieu, arms manufacturer in Liege places Saint Severin n° 65 in 1871. He is the author of two patents.