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

Paul Lardin

The weapon

Revolver with vertical percussion (pinfire) and box frame of Lefaucheux type.

The barrel is with eight sides with front sight in half-moon.

The cylinder is smooth with a light floral engraving like the carcass.

The number of rooms of the cylinder is not visible and gauges is not mentioned.

The loading is practiced by the right side door dropping thanks to the action of an internal spring.

The rod head of nail is simply inserted in the carcass.

The trigger without trigger guard is folding under the carcass.

Wood grips (Distort ebony?) are squared and maintained by a screw and two rivet washers out of brass.

The whole is placed in a box out of wooden laid out with English, with green felt, one limps of cartridges (illegible label) and a rod passes-flannelette.

The image stuck in the content represents our first three kings but nothing indicates that it is of origin.


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

Z spangled: countermark of the controller post 1877.

Period of manufacture: between 1877 and 1893.

The inventor

LARDIN Paul was an inventor in Liege at the XIXe century. In 1879, it deposits three patents relating to systems of firearm.


The manufacturer

Is this LARDIN itself which manufactured its weapons? One can of doubt since it does not seem to be registered as manufacturer of weapons to the list of the proofhouse of Liege.

The manufacturer himself will remain anonymous since it did not leave any mark making it possible to identify it.