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Petry J. Auguste

Here is a percussion rifle with a rear plate, for military purposes since it is possible to attach a bayonet to the end of the barrel.

It is made in Liège, as evidenced by the marks identified and the name “J. A. Petry à Liège“ on the lock.

J. Auguste Petry was enrolled in the proofhouse of Liège from 1842 to 1867. It should be noted that in 1862 he filed a patent for a breech-loading rifle closure, but the gun presented here does not correspond to that patent.

The markings

ELG on star in oval: accepted between 1846 and 1893

H and U crowned: controller countermark between 1853 and 1877

JM crowned: same or an unidentified gunner’s mark

C or GR: unidentified

DR: unidentified


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