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Courard

COURARD, Hubert, Joseph, manufactured of weapons, Argenteau (1864 - 1871) LIEGE (1865)

It deposited three patents for rifles and pistols.

COURARD Herman Joseph, manufactured of weapons, LIEGE (1874) deposit on patent in Belgium for riffles.

GG & M.D

Courard

The weapon

It is about a revolver with vertical percussion (pinfire) and open frame of Lefaucheux type.

The barrel is round and probably striped with a rear sight with elevated barley grain.

The smooth cylinder is with six rooms. The calibre was not communicated.

The trigger is under trigger guard.

The metal rod slides in a guide integrated into the console and is maintained by a small leaf spring.

The loading is practiced by the right side door rewashing itself thanks to the action of an internal spring.

The stick consists of a metal reinforcement covered with two plates out of ebony (or distorts ebony) maintained by a screw and two rivet washers with ears.

The stick ends in a metal cap and a ring of suspension with screw-pivot.

Punches

The weapon carries the lawful punches of the proofhouse of Liege, namely:

ELG on star in a vertical oval: final acceptance, of use of 1846 to 1893.

N crowned: countermark of the controller, of use of 1853 to 1877.

The manufacturer

An amount of stick carries mark COURARD. Two arms manufacturers bearing this name are known, it acts of:

COURARD Hermann Joseph, manufacturer of weapons in Liege (1865-1874). It deposited a patent for a system of rifle and a stop of pistol-rifle.

COURARD Hubert, Joseph, of Argenteau - Visé (close to Liege) Of 1864 to 1871, it deposits two patents for a system of firearm with cartridges at double bottom with forced balls and of the improvements to a system of closing of rifle, rifle and gun with one or two blows to be charged by the breech.

These two manufacturers are same time that weapon and without first name presents it, it is quite difficult of saying which the good is.

The also visible letter M on the amount of stick must belong in theory to a subcontractor.

Mark JUAN LOPEZ St MARTIN AND Buenos Aires engraved on the barrel is probably the mark of the Argentinean retailer.

GG

Courard

It probably acts of a gun of living room of the type FLOBERT in annular gauge 6mm.

The punch attests of its origin of Liège.

The grip is of Renaissance type.

This type of weapon was manufactured by many arms manufacturers inhabitant of Liège.

GG

Courard N.

A third craftsman with the name Courard has Liege, N Courard, figure on 2 guns of this gun of living room.

TBert

I have 2 COURARD but not "N" unfortunately.

GG

I gave you all the COURARD (2) which I had in stock. It does not want to say that there is not the different one...

The new one is ignored by Stöckel and the Walter. I can nothing say to you moreover about it.

Michel

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