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

Janson Auguste under all reserves

How to give the origin of a weapon without being able to examine the least punch?

Mark LEFAUCHEUX could direct us towards France but it is true that authentic LEFAUCHEUX were manufactured in Liege where Lefaucheux had an establishment with the 13 quay of Fragnée.

Remain the crowned mark AJ, Who’s Who arms manufacture of Liège gives us several possibilities in the fork of approximate dates (1855/1880), namely:

JACQUEMART Andre, deposits 10 patents between 1866 and 1874.

JANSEN Adolphe (BE 1859/1884) deposits 9 patent of which modifications and improvements with the system of Lefaucheux rifles!

JANSON Auguste deposits 1 patent in 1873.

JAVAUX Auguste (1864/1865)


I am sending here pictures of a revolving pinfire rifle (15mm). I can read several letters on the side of the barrel that seem to form part of the word Lefaucheux. Also on the side of the barrel it is marked with crown over AJ and the number 2502, the number 1317 is marked on the lower part of frame. The barrel on this rifle is 63.5 cm long and overall it is 109.5 cm long. There are lugs on the front part of the barrel to hold a knife, I understand that these rifles were made for So. America, especially for hunting wild pigs and other animals. Since the ammunition was quite expensive the knife was attached for the coup de grace. I have seen one other such rifle here but it was in terrible condition.