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

Fusil Comblain

Here is a 9 mm rifle with striped barrel, based on a Comblain 1882 rifle of the Belgian Civic Guard (butt and mechanism), with a new barrel, a new front sight and a new butt.

There must be punches on the barrel, underneath the wood.

Peron: inspection since 1853

N under star: countermark of the controller since 1877.

S in rhombus: presumably a metal parts inspector from the Manufacture d’Armes de l’Etat (State Arms Manufacture).

NC under crown: presumably an inspector from the Manufacture d’Armes de l’Etat (State Arms Manufacture).

SL Syndicat liégeois Armes de guerre (Syndicat Liegeois Weapons of War) : one of the manufacturers of the Comblain 1882 rifle.

29 535: The number of the gun when equipped with a civic guard is shown on the diaper plate and on the cylinder head.

108 059: the manufacturing number of the weapon

The Comblain 1882 rifle of the Civic Guard was in use until it was replaced by the Mauser 1889 rifle shortly before the First World War.

Many of them have been converted into hunting weapons, either by removing the rifled into a smooth barrel (often in calibre 410, 32 or 28), or by adding a new barrel, as in this case.

It should also be noted that many Comblain rifles have been sold to several countries in South America.


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