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

Joiris & Geurten

Shotgun to unrifled bores, juxtaposed of gauge 12.

The lock square is of hammerless type with key “top lever”.

The forearm is with button.

The stick in drowning fair is worked “pistol“.


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

ELG on star in an oval crowned: acceptance post 1893.

M spangled: countermark of the controller post 1877.

12-79 in an omega lying: gauge nominal and length of casing, of use of 1924 to our days.

1Kg329: 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.

PV surmounted of a drawn up and stylized lion: test with the powder without smoke, of use of 1898 to 1968.

Letter “h” into tiny (read so well?): yearly letter of 1929.


J/J in a circle: mark of factory of JOIRIS & VANDENBERGH.

JOIRIS & GEURTEN damascened on the tape of the barrels: mark of weapons manufactory and partnership JOIRIS Jean, VANDENBERGH G. & GEURTEN J, street Dony, 35-37 in LIEGE. Registered with the proofhouse of 1925 to 1927.

In 1925 the company takes again the activity of DELCOMMUNE, Auguste & Co. In 1929, the company changes corporate name to become JOIRIS & GEURTEN (BE 1919/1932).

The incrustation with the fine gold on the barrels and representing a rider was not unknown, but it is probable that it is about a mark of the company.