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

Gérard Théophile

Here is an interesting revolver of the Liège arms manufacturer Théophile Gerard which was briefly mentioned on page 39 of the volume 3 of the Liège gunmakers of Alain Daubresse as well as on the website littlegun. be This revolver is under the patent 029767 of December 15, 1871, which was modified a few months later by the patent 030232 of March 16, 1872 It is up to the lucky owner to compare the two drawings to his copy in order to determine which patent it belongs to, the photos sent do not allow me to do so with certainty.

The copy presented here carries the n° 81, that of the book of the Liège gunmakers does not appear on the photographs.

Here is the drawing related to the original patent 029767.


And here is the drawing of the patent 030232


There are only two markings photographed:

ELG on star in oval: accepted between 1846 and 1893

G crowned: countermark of a controller between 1853 and 1877

We also see the letters AM: A Maréchal ?

Théophile Gerard was a Liège gunmakers registered on the proofhouse from 1870 to 1873.

He filed six other patents in addition to the two mentioned above.

GP and HPH.

GERARD Théophile

It acts of a GERARD revolver to crack.

GERARD Théophile was an arms manufacturer in Liege.

From 1870 to 1873, it deposited nine Belgian patents in particular for a modification with revolver SPIRLET (see sketch in appendix) a system of pistol revolver to central percussion and automatic extractor, necessary mounts spring for Comblain, a new fashion of closing and dismantling of the cartridges applicable to the pistols revolvers as well as a new system of cane rifle.


Thanks to "Hallantique" for the pictures

Photos Littlegun

Revolver of GERARD Théophile, in conformity with the last improvement of the modified 27-1-1873(système of fastener of the fork) whose drawing of the patent is illustrated.

To in no case Galand - to see in the Degueldre section, the comparison of the Galand-Degueldre systems - Gerald is a weapon much rarer.

Our Anglo-Saxon friends (and French) would speak about the system "Hill", who’s patent posterior and is probably imitated on the systems of the patents deposited by Jean Mathieu Deprez-Joassart, Nicolas Gobert son or Gerard.

One finds some with marking Jules Kaufmann & Co Liege but several manufacturers made some.