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Bischop Pierre

It is a rifle with two superimposed guns, one 6 mm is striped and the other 9 mm is smooth. The pontet is volute and the walnut gun stock to cheek. The turntable is of the Warnant type.

The weapon bears the statutory hallmarks of the Liège test bench, namely:

ELG * in a crowned oval: definitive acceptance, in use from 1893 to 1968.

R crowned: striped guns, in use from 1894 to 1968.

Perron: inspection in use from 1853 to the present day.

AL*: Controller’s countermark, in use from 1877 to 1968.

The gun also bears several trademarks:

PB in a lying oval (on the barrel): It is probably a brand of gun maker but it is not included in the documentation! Maybe Pierre Bischop.

Unidentified animal and letters B. W. in a shield: brand never seen in the Liège markings. In my humble opinion, this is the brand of a foreign dealer.


Note the ingenious device of the hammer for the percussion of only one of the barels at a time.


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