Folville Frères

This weapon is rifle of a military type of the model 1777 French with flint manufactured at the 19th century in Liege as the punches of the bench of tests of Liege indicate it which are struck there.

It is about:

Spangled ELG (with five branches) in an oval: final acceptance of 1818 to 1893.

F crowned: countermark of the controller post 1877.

Does the weapon carry marks on wood like ARGAU for example (canton Swiss) and 636 more in an oval (read so well?), just as one ecu and a P on metal, these marks are posterior with manufacture and probably of Swiss origin.

The mark FF crowned on the turntable could be the mark of the manufacturer but this one does not appear in my documentation. It could possibly acts of manufacturer FOLVILLE Frères in Liege (BE 1842/1846). I do not have more information on this manufacturer inhabitant of Liège and I will accept of it readily reader scholar.

The manufacture of a rifle with flint of the model 1777 could appear late but the production of such weapons was largely prolonged in certain firms inhabitant of Liège until the 20th century, in particular for the draft (Africa - South America).

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