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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Charles Philibert Clément

The weapon

Semi-automatic pistol CLEMENT model 1903

Initially envisaged for the Spanish cartridge 5 mm Charola also known under the name 5mm Clement, (cartridges with collar bottle, pad, gorges and with lined ball.

He will undergo several modifications and will be also confined into 6,35 Browning.

This weapon was manufactured 1903 to 1907.

The system is with fixed barrel, mobile breech, slightly eccentric.

The carcass is in two parts, out of machined steel; the part high places the barrel, the recuperate spring and its stem guides. The lower part, the breech, the handle and its magazine.

The frame of handle forms integral part of the carcass; the two striated plates are out of squared wood with the logo CLEMENT, two C stylized, intertwined and reversed.

They are maintained by a metal screw with head drips of tallow.

The trigger is full, curved and smooth.

Safety is consisted a lever of safety on the face postpones right carcass, with the word FIRE, raised it blocks the breech and the trigger.

Classification: 9828 in various points of the weapon.

Punches

ELG on star in a crowned oval: acceptance post 1893.

Peron: inspection post 1853.

W spangled: countermark of the controller post 1877.

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

R crowned: rifled bore, of use of 1894 to 1968.

Marks

CHARLES PH. CLEMENT LIEGE on the left face of the console and AUTOMATIC PISTOL CLEMENT' S OBVIOUS on the slide.

Mark JB joined in a circle is unknown for me, perhaps the mark of Jules BURY arms manufacturer in Liege. Perhaps did it resell the production, partly at least, of CLEMENT??

The manufacturer

Charles Philibert CLEMENT (life 1846/1913) manufacturer of weapons in LIEGE street Cherished, 37. He deposited 35 patents during his career to see his page on the site.

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Charles Ph. Clément

The weapon

Semi-automatic pistol CLEMENT model 1903.

Initially envisaged for the Spanish cartridge 5 mm Charola also known under the name 5mm Clement, (cartridges with collar bottle, pad, gorges and with lined ball.

He will undergo several modifications and will be also confined into 6,35 Browning.

This weapon was manufactured 1903 to 1907.

The system is with fixed barrel, mobile breech, slightly eccentric.

The carcass is in two parts, out of machined steel; the part high places the barrel, the spring recuperator and its stem guides. The lower part, the breech, the handle and its charger.

The frame of handle forms integral part of the carcass; the two striated plates are out of rubber hardened with the logo CLEMENT, two C stylized, intertwined and reversed.

They are maintained by a metal screw with head drips of tallow.

The trigger is full, curved and smooth.

Safety is consisted a lever of safety on the face postpones right carcass, with the word FEU and the letter S, raised it blocks the breech and the trigger.

Classification: 3504 in various points of the weapon.

Punches

ELG on star in a crowned oval: acceptance post 1893. Pas seen on photographs!?)

Peron: inspection post 1853.

P reversed under star: countermark of the controller post 1877.

Stylized lion surmounting letters PV: test with the powder without smoke, of use of 1898 to 1968.

Marks

No marking Charles Ph. Clement in Liege as on other specimens?

The manufacturer

Charles Philibert CLEMENT (1846/1913) manufacturer of weapons in LIEGE street Cherished, 37. He deposited 35 patents during his career.

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