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Jacquemart J. & Fils

The weapon

It is about a pistol pinfire top break of calibre 15mm.

The two round barrels are juxtaposed and smooth.

The opening is done using a key of the Lefaucheux type.

Curious and double removable system protection of the pins is installed with the thunder.

The trigger is under trigger guard with rest-finger.

The stick in wood (walnut tree?) is with “palmettos” and of Renaissance type.


The weapon carries the lawful punches of the proofhouse of Liege, namely:

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

N spangled: countermark of the controller post 1877.

Period of manufacture: between 1877 and 1893.


JJ in a circle: it is not a question of the mark of JOIRIS, Joseph who was J/J in a circle.

They could be the mark JACQUEMART J. & Fils which deposited in 1869 a patent for a system of metal obturator applicable to all the weapons with fire taking care by the breech.

8 lying on the amount of stick: probably mark unknown of subcontractor.