E rhombus

The weapon

Shotgun to central percussion.

The lock square is of hammerless type with key of opening “Top lever”.

The juxtaposed barrels are smooth and of gauge 12.

The stick out of wooden of walnut is worked “pistol”.

Punches

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

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

S spangled: countermark of the controller post 1877.

12-70 in an omega: gauge nominal and length of casing, of use of 1924 to our days.

PV surmounted of a stylized lion: test with the powder without smoke, of use of 1898 to 968.

Letter “h” into tiny: yearly letter of 1929 (year of manufacture of the weapon).

1Kg 567: weight of the barrel which can draw from the powders without smoke (weapons smooth) except for the gram. In use of 1924 to our days.

CHOKE 18.4: shocked barrels: gauge to 22 cm of the breech, of use of 1924 to 1968.

Marks

On the tape connecting the barrels, a not very readable English inscription who should mean “Tested for the powder without smoke “.

“D” crowned is the mark of the manufacturer of barrels DELCOURT-DUPONT Jean, mark which it deposited the 06.06.1921.

A large E in a rhombus: this mark (of factory?) is unknown for me.

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