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


Very beautiful flintlock pistol of a taste very on and of a completion seems it irreproachable.

The lock is round with the French and carries in cursive letter the mark of its manufacturer, namely “J. LAMBERT dit BIRON Fils”.

The barrel in Damas is hexagonal with the round thunder then to the mouth with a back sight brought back out of brass.

The hammer in swan neck carries a greenhouse-stone to pierced round head.

All the accessories (trigger guard - cap - pass-rod - against-lock, and so on) are out of brass.

The stick out of wooden of drowning (French?) finishes in nozzle of eagle with a brass cap with grotesque mask.

Is the rod out of wooden equipped with a head out of ivory or horn?

If Jean Joseph LAMBERT dit BIRON (father?) established in Vinâve d' Ile in Liege, is more or less known by the weapons of luxury preserved at the museum of weapons of Liege, its biography is nevertheless briefer.

That of the son is even more because it does not even appear in the list of the arms manufacturers of Liège having work in Liege at the end of XVIII E - beginning XIXe century!

A genealogical research with the files of the State would be necessary to clear up this enigma, but it would be a long-term job.

I did not find nowhere, including at GAIER and PASLEAU, trace of this character.

Your weapon is thus the alive proof, if I dare statement, of the existence of this ignored craftsman.

You put certainly the hand on a rare part and of quality which will make good figure in a collection.

You would be quite pleasant to communicate the information to me which you could possibly discover on this character, the case is interesting.