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Pepperbox of the type Guillaume MARIETTE of CHERATTE (Liege) improved by François GUEURY arms manufacturer in Cheratte also and which was registered with the prrofhouse of Liege of 1849 to 1851. It then settled in France where he will be the inventor of the ROTOREVOLVER with NOEL.
From 1849 to 1883, it deposited seven Belgian patents of which that which relates to this pepperbox following the main patent deposited by MARIETTE. It was a question of bringing improvements there.
I then however not to detail of which improvements it acts because I do not have the patent.
The weapon comprises four barrels screwed, a trigger with ring with lower percussion, the stick is out of ebony wood with screw of maintenance transverse and two rivet washers with ears, engraved.
All the metal parts of the weapon carry a beautiful engraving of sheets of vine branch.
The weapon carries the lawful punches of the proofhouse of Liege, namely:
Spangled ELG in an oval: final acceptance, of use of 1846 to 1893.
D under crown: countermark of the controller, of use of 1853 to 1877.
Other markings belong to the manufacturer, namely:
GUEURY breveté du Roi (GUEURY Patented of the King): to see above. To be able to make state of this quality, it was at the time necessary to be patented by King Léopold Ier.
1313: job number? It is probable.
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