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Decortis-Fraikin Gustave

It is a rifle with a lever for opening the breech as well as loading / unloading!

The barrel is 8-sided. The cheekbone is made of walnut shaped "to the English".

The weapon bears the punches of the Liège proofhouse, namely :

ELG * in a vertical oval: definitive acceptance, in use from 1846 to 1893.

S*: Controller countermark in use from 1877 to 1968.

The gun bears the mark G. Decortis breveté (patented). This is Decortis-Fraikin Gustave. He was a weapons manufacturer in Cheratte (a suburb of Liège) and held 6 patents from 1881 to 1891 for:

- Un système de carabine avec chien faisant culasse.

- Une fermeture des revolvers.

- Un mode d’ouverture automatique des armes à clapet.

- Une carabine hammerless s’armant automatiquement.

- Un percuteur alternatif pour armes à canons doubles.

- Un percuteur alternatif et indicateur pour carabine à deux coups.


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