Guillaume DEFOURNY-SEVERIN

Shotgun of the hammerless type to central percussion. The barrels are juxtaposed and of gauge 12. Locks are “ahead”. Without engraving, only one small edging. The opening is practiced using the key “Top Lever” placed at the top of the breech. The stick out of wooden of walnut is worked “with English”.

The weapon carries the lawful punches of the profhouse of LIEGE, namely:

ELG* in a crowned oval: final acceptance post 1893.

J* and P*: countermarks of the controllers post 1877.

Peron: inspection post 1853.

EL in English letters: provisional test post 1852.

12 C in a rhombus: gauge. In use of 1898 to 1924

D= 65 mm/20.4: length of the room in mm and diameter in mm after optional test with the powder without smoke. In use of 1892 to 1924.

P1K268,3: weight of the barrel which can draw from the powders without smoke (weapons smooth) Of use of 1892 to 1924.

CHOKE 17.4/18.6: chokes barrels: gauged in mm to 22 cm of the breech and the mouth. In use of 1910 to 1924.

The weapon also carries the following marks:

4847: serial number.

CAP with drawing representing rectangle a separated into 2 and one ring: mark of the manufacturer of barrels from rifles CAP Henri, street Jonruelle, 62 in LIEGE.

Intermingled and crowned letters G.S.D.: mark of factory from Guillaume DEFOURNY-SEVERIN street Chéri, 11 in LIEGE.

PB in an oval: marks I am unaware of the significance??

Appendix: marks and publicity of DEFOURNY-SEVERIN.

GG

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