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Ghaye Lambert

The barrel moves forward thanks to the handle on the right.

The measured caliber appears to be 10 mm.

The gun bears the partially erased mark of a caliber : 10,??

GHAYE L. (Lambert Jean Joseph or Lt)

Armourier -mechanic - Weapon manufacturer and inventor.

Faubourg St -Leonard, 309bis Liège.

Liège (1855 -1872). So we already know the time...

As for the model, Max found the patents below.

This is one of 13 patents filed in Belgium by L. Ghaye, some of which relate to breech-loading firearms. This one obviously has nothing to do with the Ghaye rifle of the kind levered under the barrel.

MD and AD

Brevet 20763

Brevet 20768

Brevet 24615

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