Delhoune

Liege Martini Single Shot .22 LR 22" smoothbore, octagon barrel with 1 standing leaf sight and maker's  name in gold. Newly stocked with highly figured walnut, straight grip and schnabel forend. 14 1/2"pull from double-set trigger to checkered butt, fine scroll engraving, fancy, S-curved underlever.

The originator of this weapon is the arms manufacturer of Liège Paul DELHOUNE of CHERATTE which was active during time 1897/1900.

He is titular following patents:

- n° 127123 of the 10.03.1897 for a removal system to the hand of rifle MARTINY.

- n° 144317 of the 31.07.1889 for amendments made to rifles MARTINY.

- n° 148706 of the 20.03.1900 - for amendments made to rifles MARTINY (main patent n° 144317).

It is possible that it worked with a relative, that is to say DELHOUNE Jean, arms manufacturer, place de l’église with CHERATTE about 1909.

This last is also patentee n° 218640 of the 21.08.1909 for a rifle.

Michel DRUART

With the friendly authorisation of Hallowellco with my grateful thanks.

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