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


A certain LHOIST T living Cheratte deposited a patent and two patents of improvement relating to a "system of revolving gun" (not to say a revolver) in 1851 and 1853.


Another LHOIST J, domiciled successively:

Rue du Pont d’Ile, 18 to Liège (1901).

Rue Mosselman to Liège (1909).

Rue Wazon, 128 to Liège (1911).

And finally Rue de Maestricht, 120 to Tongres.

With deposited 4 patents during these years, relating to revolvers, an automatic target and a gun with repetition.


Belgian bench test with DOUTREWE : 1873 - 1894.

After :  TJ LHOIST-DOUTREWE & Co from 1894 to 1896.

In 1898, it is teken again by Dossin Hubert.



A weapon whose barrel can be removed by moving a small key.

Once the removed barrel, one can leave the cylinder to charge it.

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Lhoist T.

This weapon with four rotating barrels is marked “Lhoist Breveté”, and yet it resembles to mistake there with the Mariette pepper box.

Which is the difference?


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