Some of the most beautiful work of this craftsman, and many others, are in this book “Liège Gunmakers through their Work. 1800 - 1950”.
For more detail see: LIEGE GUNMAKERS
HEUSE-LEMOINE & Cie registered with proofhouse of Liège of 1886 to 1894, deposited several patents relating to a manufacturing process of the Damas, on a provision of mass or ingot being used to obtain the “Damas torché” for the manufacture of rifles as well as a new provision of mass or ingot being used for manufacture of the guns of rifles.
It used two trademarks is crowned HL and TWIST PATENT
Damas Heuse lemoine
Example of composition of mass
It is about a double shotgun. The steel barrels are smooth and juxtaposed gauge16 some (17,4 mm).
The lock hammerless is with key “Top Lever” with standard safety “GALAND”.
Wood mounting of drowning is of type “pistol”.
The weapon carries many punches of the proofhouse of Liege, namely:
Spangled ELG in a crowned oval: acceptance post 1893.
Coupled AV and K spangled: countermark controllers post 1877.
“d” into tiny: yearly letter of 1925 (year of manufacture)
PV surmounted of a stylized lion: test with the powder without smoke, of use of 1898 to 1968.
Peron: inspection post 1853.
16 C in a rhombus: gauge, of use of 1898 to 1968.
EL in cursive letters: provisional test, of use of 1852 to our days.
P. 1K3531: weight of the barrel which can draw from the powders without smoke (weapons smooth) except for the gram. In use of 1924 to our days.
Choke 16.2/17.0: chokes barrels: calibre in mm of the breech and with the mouth. In use of 1910 to 1924. This marking is possible with the date of 1925, the weapons were presented at several tests at distinct times.
D = 65/18.9 m/m: length of the room in mm and diameter in mm after optional test with the powder without smoke. In use of 1892 with 1924. Same explanation that above.
H.L in cursive letters is the mark of the manufacturer of barrels of rifles HEUSE-LEMOINE, E. industrial with Nessonvaux. It deposits two patents in 1894 bearing on a provision of mass or ingot being used to obtain the Damas TWIST (torch) for the manufacture of rifles.
The same year it deposits two trademarks is crowned HL and TWIST PATENT.
52.845: is probably a job number of the barrel.
DB - D - Are HS and other letters unknown for me, it perhaps acts of marks of workshop?
The manufacturer of the weapon itself will remain anonymous considering it did not leave any mark making it possible to identify it.
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