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
SIMONON, Louis was an arms manufacturer with Herstal (Liege) street of Herntz. It was registered with the proofhouse of Liège of 1932 to 1962.
Its mark was quite simply L.S.
D crowned: is the mark of the manufacturer of guns of rifle DELCOUR in Nessonvaux (see site)
Greek letter ETA (N): letter of the year 1955.
Coupled AA and spangled: countermark of the controller post 1877.
Spangled ELG in a crowned oval: acceptance post 1893.
12-65 (?) in the letter omega lying: gauge nominal and length of casing, of use of 1924 to our days.
PV surmounted of a stylized lion: test with the powder without smoke, of use of 1898 to 1968.
1Kg 286: weight of the barrel which can draw from the powders without fume (weapons smooth) except for the gram. In use of 1924 to our days.
Spangled ELG in a crowned oval: idem above.
12-65 (unobtrusive?) in omega lying: idem above.
P spangled: countermark of the controller post 1877.
PV surmounted of a stylized lion: idem.
1Kg 335: idem
Peron: inspection post 1853.
d in small letter: yearly letter (1958? without certainty).
18.5 - 17.4: chokés guns: cal. to 22 cm of the breech, of use of 1924 to 1968.
6017 should be the n° of series.
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