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It is a 16 calibre pinfire rifle, with a single shot, with a double key called Lefaucheux (opening and fixing of the barrel) with a folding bayonet. English crosse, eight-sided barrel and round.

The markings

J under star: countermark of the controller since 1877

U under starlight: Controller countermark since 1877

Peron (several times): inspection since 1853

16 on C in vertical diamond: calibre of the weapon between 1898 and 1924

17. 0: in principle the diameter of the barrel in mm. A 16 calibre is “normally” a 16. 8 mm, a figure that decreases with the impact. So little mystery.....

ELG on star in crowned oval: accepted between 1893 and 1968

EL: provisional proof since 1852

LAM: Leopold Ancion Marx

NC: unknown

The weapon is listed (in particular? ) in the 1909 catalogue of the Liège firm Léopold Ancion Marx (active between 1890 and 1979) as a weapon guard-hunting.


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