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Lhermite & Bruyninck

Here is a classic shotgun with juxtaposed barrels, external hammers and "English" stock.

It dates from between 1910 and 1924.

The barrels are by Lhermitte and Bruyninckx, but as for the manufacturer......mystery !!.


ELG on star in crowned oval: acceptance, of use between 1893 and 1968;

Peron: inspection, of use since 1853;

Lion on PV: test with the powder without smoke, of use between 1898 and 1968;

12 C in vertical rhombus: gauge, between 1898 and 1924;

L under star, x under star, AV (?) under star: countermarks of controllers, between 1877 and 1968;

EL: provisional test, in use since 1853;

Choke 17.7 out of 18.3: choked barrels between 1910 and 1924;

P 1KG232.3: weight of the barrel, in use between 1892 and 1924;

ACLB in circle: gunners Lhermitte and Bruyninckx (it is known that they were active in 1914);

D= 70 out of 20.6: length of the chamber in mm and diameter in mm after the optional test with smokeless powder, in use between 1892 and 1924.


Lhermite & Bruyninck

This request for research is particular although it is exact that the arms manufacturers of Liège diversified when the orders of weapons were not enough any more to make them live.

Thus much of them had one second activity: the toys, the bicycles, the motor bikes and even cars (PIEPER, NAGANT, FN). Others held a trade of food, tobacco and even a bar.

This is why the manufacture of mills of fishing does not astonish me.

However this additional activity hardly appears in documentation!

In answer to your questions, I traversed my catalogues arms manufacturers but fishing is quite thin.

Could LB in an oval be LHERMITE & BRUYNINCK but the mark differs from yours by the thick bar under the L. I’m unaware of if this firm manufactured mills?


Mark on weapons


Shotgun with unrifled bores and juxtaposed barrels, locks hammerless and key top lever. The stock is cut with English.

Letter “e” : yearly letter of 1926 (manufacture)

Other markings

SIEMENS-MARTIN STEEL: it is of course about the type of steel used to forge the barrels.

L B in an oval lying: mark of the manufacturer of guns LHERMITTE & BRUYNINCKX, on which I currently do not have any information and which was probably of the valley of Vesdre (Nessonvaux) close to Liege.


The manufacturer of the rocker and platinums not having obviously left any mark on the weapon, it will remain anonymous. That was often the case in arms manufacture inhabitant of Liège.