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



It’s probably ANCION & C° coming from ANCION Jules - Liege (1837/188O) son of ANCION Dieudonné and brother of ANCION Alfred.

He founds, in 1849, the firm ANCION & Co and merges with J. ANCION & Co in 1866.

It also belonged to the “Société des Anglais” (The English Company) active from 1854 to 1863, founded by Jules ANCION, RENKIN Frères, FRANCOTTE Auguste and PIRLOT Frères to deliver 150.000 ENFIELD model 1853 rifles  to the English government.

It is probably at this time that Jules ANCION met ADAMS R. or his representatives in England to negotiate the license of manufacture of their revolver very appreciated at the time.


Many thanks to Horst Held for the pictures