Some of the most beautiful work of this craftsman, and many others, are in this book “Liège Gunmakers through their Work. 1800 - 1950”.

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Louis Vendrix

Here is a beautiful juxtaposed shotgun sold by the well known Liège house of luxury guns L. Vendrix. English stock, relatively "naive" engravings.

Markings :

ELG crowned: acceptance between 1893 and 1968.

Lion on PV: test with the sharp powder between 1898 and 1968.

12-70 in an omega lengthened: nominal gauge and length of the casing since 1924.

e: annual letter for 1926.

AC under star: countermark of a controller since 1877.

1kg338: weight of the barrel, in use since 1924.

Compressed steel CAP and eagle: it undoubtedly acts of the mark of Henri Joseph CAP, manufacturer of barrels.

EL: provisional test since 1852.

18. 5 CHOKE 18. 4: barrel choked between 1924 and 1968.

JB: not identified to date.

L. Vendrix and Co Liege, manufacturer of weapons of luxury: Louis Vendrix was registered with the proofhouse of Liege between 1907 and 1937. It was established rue des Clarisses 66 in Liège.


Louis Vendrix

Rifle doubles small hunting.

The juxtaposed barrels are smooth and of gauge 16.

The square lock is of hammerless type with key top lever and slipping safety of Galand type.

The stick out of wooden of drowning is cut way pistol.

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

ELG on star in an oval crowned: final acceptance post 1893.

AC - Z and F surmounted of a star: countermarks of the controllers post 1877.

EL in English letters: provisional test, of use of 1852 to our days. 

16-55 in an omega: 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.

Choke 16.7: chokes barrels: calibre to 22 cm of the breech. In use of 1924 to 1968.

1Kg 437: weight of the barrel which can draw from the powders without smoke (weapons smooth) Of use of 1924 at our days.

Peron: inspection post 1853.

Small letter j: yearly letter of 1931.

It also carries the following trademarks:

2707: job number.

LV surmounted of a crown: mark of the manufacturer Louis VENDRIX, street of Clarisses, 43 in Liege.

Registered with the Belgian proofhouse of 1907 to 1937.



Shotgun to juxtaposed unrifled bores, gauges 12 of them.

Lock with two triggers and of hammerless type with key of opening top lever.

The stock is in drowning worked with English.


It carries the obligatory punches of the proof house of Liège, namely:

Spangled ELG in a crowned oval: acceptance post 1893.

Coupled and spangled AD and S spangled: countermarks of the controllers post 1877.

PV surmounted of a stylized lion: test with the powder without smoke, of use of 1898 to 1968.

Peron: inspection post 1853.

12C in a rhombus: gauge, of use of 1898 to 1924.

D = 70/20.7 mm: length of the chamber in mm and diameter in mm after optional test with the powder without smoke, of use of 1892 to 1924.

The manufacturer

Mark Crowned LV is that of Louis VENDRIX street of Bénédictines, 5 in Liege which was registered with the proof house of Liège of 1907 to 1951

Mark LLH on the barrel is that of the manufacturer of barrels Laurent LOCHET HABRAN (see site).