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
It is of course about a rifle of living room or garden with top break.
The weapon yields completely into two thanks to the action of a key system LECLERCQ or key snake.
This weapon was commonly called “of poacher” so much it was easy to dissimulate in clothing.
The barrel is with eight sides with a squared hand-shield.
The stick out of wooden is cut “with English”.
It carries the punches of the proofhouse of Liege, namely:
ELG on star, in a crowned oval: acceptance post 1893.
Peron: inspection post 1853.
C under star: countermark of the controller post 1877.
Other markings are of the manufacturer like:
S.L.S. This mark is unknown for me; I sought with various combinations without result.
1200 or 1400: marks overloaded, whose significance is unknown for me?
23: it is probably about a serial number.
FL9 (read so well) it acts of the calibre of the weapon (9mm Flobert).
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