Arthur Delvaux-Heuse

The weapon

It is about a shotgun to central percussion.

The juxtaposed barrels are smooth, of gauge 12.

Locks are of type “ahead”.

The hammers are external and the key of opening “Top Lever”.

The forearm is with pedal-trough.

Engraving is of style bouquets.

The stick out of wooden of walnut is worked with English.

Punches

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

ELG on star in a crowned oval: final acceptance post 1893.

Peron: inspection post 1853.

S, K and AB spangled: countermarks of the controllers post 1877.

PV surmounted of a stylized lion: test with the powder without smoke, of use of 1898 to 1968.

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

Choke 17.7/18.2 and 17.4/18.1: chokes barrels: calibre in mm to 22 cm of the breech and the mouth. In use of 1910 to 1924.

EL in English letters: provisional test, of use of 1852 to our days.

D = 20 mm/20.6: Length of the room in mm and diameter in mm after optional test with the powder without smoke. In use of 1892 to 1924.

Markings

MAISON LEPAGE A LIEGE: mark of the manufacturer LEPAGE street of Augustins, 26 in LIEGE. Registered with the proofhouse of Liege of 1919 to 1961. (See site)

5411: serial number.

ADH: manufacturer of barrels of rifles DELVAUX-HEUSE Arthur de Fraipont (valley of Vesdre close to Liege)

Crowned LV: except could error, it act of Louis VENDRIX (BE 1907/1937) who in any assumption would have manufactured the weapon for the account of LEPAGE? (See site)

T.I and S: ignored significance? Markings of workshops??

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