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Mathias Arnold

It's probably a rifle with a civilian vocation considering the gold engraved manufacturer's name on the barrel and the floral engraving on the lock, not suitable for a military model.

A simple rifle indeed, perhaps converted to percussion, resulting from the model 1777 (??), with an English Swiss type butt plate and a finger rest trigger guard.

This weapon could be a surplus weapon, rebuilt in the style of the day around 1845/1850.

The manufacturer:

ARNOLD Mathias, 72 Cathedral St., in Liege. We know that it registered two patents in 1869 and 1871 for the shape of an accessory for the Comblain rifle and for a center fire cane-gun with does not correspond at all to the weapon as mentioned.

GG

Many thanks to the "ROYAL ARMY MUSEUM" Bruxelles for the pictures.

(N° identification : VI 399)

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