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HARZE & Cie
The only Harze & cie I can find is a Belgian maker HARZE (de) & Cie (HARZD) Armurier en Belgique en 1780-1810.
and just below
Harze J. Arquebusier a Liege (Belgique) vers 1858.
Harze J. Liege/B. 1790-1884. "Fabricant" Possibly father and son
First photograph: one vaguely sees on the barrel in lower part of name “HARZE” punch ELG. Therefore, Liege (the barrel in any case).
Stöckel gives that a name: Harzé J. in Liege 1790 - 1880 (Father and Son) This name is reproduced on the lock (if the first letter is a H, not very visible on the photograph) So, according to me the gun is completely of Liége origin.
The silver incrustation and the shape of the letters of the text on the barrel are an amateurish work and certainly not in harmony with the quality of the pistol. Thus made subsequently to embellish. Abbreviation “CPN” for “company” seems to me a little odd.
Are the letters on the stick “J and H” or “H and J” coincidence with Harzé J.???
The rod is not original.
The ecu and the currency engraved on the cap are not known to me, but suggest a noble possession in time.
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