FRANCOTTE & MAY

This one resembles much the "ordinary Rifle of infantry n 1" manufactured in 1830 and 1831 by private industry. "FM" could mean "FRANCOTTE & MAY", signatories of contract with the provisional Government for the delivery (with other manufacturers) of 4500 rifles n 1 (Brussels on October 23, 1830).

MD

Many thanks to the "ROYAL ARMY MUSEUM" Bruxelles and especially the section "ARMES PORTATIVES".

(N identification : VI 329)

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