Henoul (Henouille) Guillaume

It is about a pistol probably of cavalry, fusing with flint. Mono-barrel of unknown gauge. The trimmings like the master key-rod, the trigger guard, the piece of inch worked, it against-lock or carry-screw and the cap with ear are out of “new silver”. The small basin does not form a unit with the battery what indicates a manufacture beginning 17th century. The hammer is in swan neck. It should be noted that the piece of inch presents a crown surrounded by foliage but does not carry the initial ones not engraved. The cap with ears as for it ends in a grotesque face. The wood of the stick “seems” to be walnut tree. Note the presence of two master keys rods under the barrel and the absence of the rod itself!

The lock bears the name of the craftsman manufacturer of this weapon, namely HENOUL A NAMUR. It could be a question of HENOUILLE Guillaume in Namur between 1685 and 1720. According to GAIER (5 centuries of arms manufacture of Liège) Guillaume HENOUL was certainly related in François PHOLIEN of HENOUL which became large arms manufacturer of King Frederic-Guillaume of Prussia.

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