Some of the most beautiful work of this craftsman, and many others, are in this book “Liège Gunmakers through their Work. 1800 - 1950”.
For more detail see: LIEGE GUNMAKERS
Pistol type duel with one shot and annular percussion. The completion is luxurious compared to the other weapons of the same type of current manufacture. The barrel is with sides of three different forms. It is in calibre 6mm Flobert. The flat hammer is with annular percussion. The finely decorated trigger guard is with rest-finger. The stick is in walnut veined. It carries a part of inch blazon kind but not engraved the initial ones. It ends in an engraved metal cap.
Curiously is no punch of the proofhouse of LIEGE (or others) visible on the weapon?
It carries nevertheless the following marks:
HE 1313: it would act with my direction of a serial number.
N.J. HIGNY FABT Of WEAPONS A LIEGE: Higny N.J was a manufacturer of weapons in Liege street Saint Hubert, 9 since 1854 and until 1905. It also had a factory of barrels of rifles with Nessonvaux (between Liege and Verviers along Vesdre). He is the author of two patents (n° 000206/1854 and 002989/1856).
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