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
I have just received a weapon which I had ordered in USA there is more than two months, I pass adventures to you, it surely came to foot!
The mechanism is completely astonishing; it is the least which one can say!
As it is rather difficult to describe, I help myself of the photographs.
Photographs 8 and 9: One pushes (see arrow) on this outgrowth with the back of the weapon.
Photographs 10 and 11: The part which is with the top and which is in fact a long spring, is raised.
Photograph 12 and 13: By raising it one releases the mechanism which opens the weapon.
Photographs 16 and 17: If one continues to open the weapon, while arriving in end of race the push on this small pointed coin releases the extractor which leaps as a devil out of its limps (I tested, the casings are on the other side of the coin!!).
The mechanism is D armed by closing again the weapon.
What is even more astonishing still, it is that while seeking on the sites of my usual suppliers I fall on a weapon resembling curiously this one but signed MAB (Manufacture d’armes de Bayone).
Look at; it is very similar, only the tailgate differs.
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