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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Gulpen (father)

It is a revolver top break to central percussion. The barrel is round with a rectangular upper band and a half-moon front sight.

The break occurs by manipulating the grid button placed at the top of the weapon in front of the hammer.

The ellipse barrel is 6 rooms away.

The butt seems to me to be made up of two smooth walnut wood. It ends with a ring and its screw-pivot. Access to the internal mechanism, whose parts are numbered from 1 to 4, is done by pulling the lever protruding from the back of the grips, and then the side plate must be lifted. The spring-disassembled key is targeted at the back of one of the plates. It is used to energize the main spring in order to extract it from its dwelling.

The weapon bears the regulatory punches of the Liège proofhouse:

ELG in a vertical oval: acceptance, in use from 1846 to 1893.

Perron: inspection, in use from 1853 to the present day.

A: controller's countermark, in use from 1877 to 1968.

The weapon also bears the following marks:

G in a double circle: this brand does not appear in the collection of Belgian brands! Such a mark was used by Gulpen Hubert, arms manufacturer at Liège Quai de l'Abattoir, No. 27. Unfortunately for our identification, he was on the proofhouse from 1910 to 1914, which does not correspond to the dates of the test punches. Maybe we can imagine that Father Gulpen used the same brand before but it is very uncertain.

I .B. and C.E. on the heels of grips: these are probably subcontractor markings. No list of these has ever been drawn up so the identification is very uncertain.