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

Lebègue A.

The weapon

Shotgun to central percussion, square locks hammerless, key top lever.

The steel barrels are smooth (gauges illegible on photograph) and juxtaposed.

The metal parts are engraved floral reasons.

The stick out of wooden of walnut is worked “pistol”.


The weapon presents the punches of the proofhouse of LIEGE, namely:

ELG on star in a crowned oval: final acceptance post 1893.

Z spangled: countermark of the controller post 1877.

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

1 Kg134: 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.

Letter omega containing of the illegible figures on photographs: gauge nominal and length of casing. In use of 1924 to our days.

CHOKE 16.8: chokes barrels: gauged to 22 cm of the breech. In use of 1924 to our days.

Greek letter lambda (y with back): yearly letter of 1954 (year of manufacture).


A. LEBEGUE A BRUXELLES: marking of the arms manufacturer detailing LEBEGUE, 74, chaussée de Charleroi in Brussels (about 1950) - (See publicity in appendix).

STEEL “ARQUEBUSIER” CAPE JS: steel used for the barrels. Joseph CAPE was an arms manufacturer - manufacturer of barrels of rifles of Liège (see site)