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Duchateau Jean

Détail of the picture above.

Photos of "Geno" with my grateful thanks.

Détail of the picture above.

Jean Duchateau.

The weapon: a shotgun to juxtaposed guns smooth of gauge 18, hammers external, key top lever.

Of the manufacturer of the barrel:

JD is Jean Duchateau street Fusch, 28 in Liege associated with Thonon Jules (proof test 1908/1964).


EMIL EGGERTH PISEK: unknown, it acts is of the retailer or the first owner of the weapon.

N surmounted of an eagle: do not appear to our knowledge in the trademarks of Liège.

Moreover this mark seems of another striking that the others and could be posterior.


Seen of a page of the catalogue Jean Duchateau (about 1930) and representing a similar rifle.


Pisek is a city in Czechia and Emil Eggerth was probably a retailer. Czechia was a large market for the Belgian weapons before the second war.

Félix N.

Duchateau Jean

Barrel Marked JD: it should be Jean DUCHATEAU already mentioned on the site.

However, we must check if DUCHATEAU patented such a weapon and what invention would it be ?


STAR/ ELG in an crowned oval crown: acceptance from1893 to 1968.

20-70 in a large C: nominal gauge and length of the shell- used since 1924.

PV surmounted by a stylized lion: test smokeless powder- used 1898 to 1968.

STAR/U : counter mark of the controller, used from 1877 to 1968.

Perron: inspection used since 1853.

1 kg 2??? (Unreadable) weight of the barrel for smoothbore smokeless powders guns, to the gram. In use from 1924 to 1968.

1024: serial number

Unidentified Letter: should be the year letter, but hard to see.

Thus this is a double barrel side-by-side smoothbore shotgun (absence of crowned R stamp) 20-70 Gauge - Hammerless locks with top key , GREENER locking system.


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