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

 

Christophe Louis and Montigny Joseph.

Mentioned in period documents as "Mechanical engineers" in Liege and in Brussels, Belgium, and applicants for the British patent 3553/1867 for a "battery gun for blast discharging ", i.e the original patent for the "Montigny Machine-gun".

They registered many patents including 1 for a weapon known as ''machine gun" Belgian Patent n° 22199 on 12.09.1867.

Alain

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

Photos Littlegun

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