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Walter Clément

Side by Side Shotgun with external hammers. The frame (invisible on photograph) should bear certain punches of gauge, choke etc....

Liege stamps

STAR/ ELG in an oval: acceptance stamp from 1846 to 1893.

Perron: acceptance stamp used from 1853 until todays.

STAR/T : countermark of the controller used 1877 to 1968.

Markings

CROWNED/F - JB. - T12 ...no idea what it means....

The manufacturer

It is the first time that Walter CLEMENT is mentioned here, he is not listed in WHo’s Who of the Liege Arms Manufacturer and I unfortunately I have no info on this gentleman

Any information on this obscure arms manufacturer would be welcome.

GG

Walter Clément

Hello and thanks for having taken the time to write us to let us know the existence in the USA of another Walter CLEMENT marked gun, who still remains mysterious and unknown!?

The GUN

is a side by side smoothbore shotgun (gauge?) Front action locks with external hammers and top lever key .

The English style stock features a pretty, but quite useless patchbox reminiscent of some american Pennsylvania/KENTUCKY rifles

This patchbox was possibly added  afterwards?

Stamps

I had trouble to decipher the pics of the stamps; they are the Liege Proof House stamps, i.e :

EL in cursive letters: provisional test, used from 1852 until today.

STAR/X : counter mark of the controller, used from 1877 until today.

18,2 and 17,2: choked barrels: caliber in mm taken 22 cm from the breech and at the muzzle, used from 1898 to 1910.

The manufacturer

Walters CLEMENT if one believes the inscription of it on the lock. CLEMENT are known as manufacturers of weapons in Liege at the beginning of the 20th century but any Walter!

Would it act of under mark of one or other for export?

I don’t known.

I’m always eager to receive information on this subject.

Laminated steel: without comment.

GG

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