Jacquemart Joseph Widow and children
It is about a shotgun of the hammerless type to juxtaposed barrels. Those are smooth and of gauge 16. Locks are of type “ahead” without engraving. The opening (crack) of the weapon is made using the key “Top Lever” placed at the top of the breech. Behind this one is a safety with slide of the type “Galand”. The forearm is with pump. The stick in walnut tree is worked with English.
The weapon carries the lawful punches of the proofhouse of LIEGE, namely:
ELG* in a crowned oval: final acceptance, of use of 1893 to 1968.
Peron: inspection. In use of 1853 to our days.
16 C in a rhombus: gauge, of use of 1898 to 1924.
PV surmounted of a stylized lion: test with the powder without smoke. In use of 1898 to 1968.
A* - R* - I*: countermarks of the controllers. In use of 1877 to 1968.
P.1K 313: weight of the barrel which can draw from the powders without smoke (weapons smooth) except for the gram. In use from June 30, 1924 at our days
D= 65 m/m/19.0: Length of the room in mm and diameter in mm after optional test with the powder without smoke. In use of 1892 to 1924.
CHOKE 16.9 - 16.4: chokes barrels: gauged to 22 cm of the breech. In use of June 30, 1924 to February 26, 1968.
The weapon also carries several marks to knowing:
L.B in an oval: it could be a question of the mark of the manufacturer of barrels of rifles LHERMITTE & BRUYNINCKX in LIEGE.
J.J in an oval: it could acts of the trademark of JACQUEMART Joseph (widow and children) street of Ponçay with HERSTAL.
J.B.: mark unknown, probably a subcontractor. This mark can correspond with tens of craftsmen of the time.
3012: serial number.
It often happened that the weapons of current manufacture do not bear the name of the manufacturer for various reasons; the first was the request of the foreign retailer wishing to affix his own mark on the weapon. Another reason was to elude the custom charges to export!
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