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

Antoine Sporcq

Revolver of pocket very traditional and very running bulldog hammerless with retractable trigger manufactured in hundreds of thousands of specimens by industry of arms manufacture of Liège

In general these weapons were presented at central percussion and gauges 320 (7,65) to 5 or 6 shots according to the model.

The rifled bore is with eight sides with front sight in half-moon. The mobile rod swivels on an axis.

The cylinder is grooved and the loading is practiced by a side door actuated by an internal spring. The lock is for double purpose only and the hammer does not have a peak.

The weapon is marked A (of Antoine) SPORCQ de MONS. This craftsman is known to have deposited a Belgian patent for an economic system of rifle. I am unaware of if there were a bond of family between him and Charles SPORCQ, arms manufacturer Main street 16 in MONS (1904/1942)

The weapon carries the punches of the bench of tests of Liege, namely:

Spangled ELG in a crowned oval: acceptance post 1893.

F spangled: countermark of the controller post 1877.

R crowned: rifled bore post 1894.