Cal 22

Pieper rifle with bolt cal.22, model 1921 or 1927 (patent Joseph Declaye).

Pieper ancien établissement

It acts of the rifle 22 C model 1912 - BAYARD of Anciens établissements PIEPER Street of Bayard in Liege.

This semi-automatic rifle was marketed until after war 40/45 and was produced in several tens of thousands of specimens (approximately 150.000)

This weapon existed in two types:

The n° 1 (standard) measuring 980 mm, barrel 485 mm for a weight of 1600 gr.

The n° 2 (luxury) has higher dimensions: length 1010 mm, barrel 600 mm for a weight of 1800 gr. The stick is provided with a handle gun. The weapon is provided grenadières.

Markings of the manufacturer

OLD ESTABLISHMENTS PIEPER: it acts of the second company founded after the death of the founder Henri Pieper in 1898. This company used since 1907 a new factory located at HERSTAL street Petite Foxale, n° 73.

BAYARD: it acts of a trademark deposited the 12.05.1899 by company PIEPER.

I recommend to you the reading of the book of Michel DRUART is "BAYARD, the men, the weapons and the machines of the Knight, PIEPER & Co, 1859-1957.

You will find the reference of this book on our site.(Clic here)