Guillaume LAPORT

It is about a weapon with central percussion of type “Scottish” of a very current model to LIEGE end of the XIXe century. The barrels are juxtaposed to “count” about it They are also rifled as attests the punch R crowned struck the weapon.

The system is with top break. The opening is done using the oscillating bolt placed under the barrels.

The stick seems made of two plates in bone joined together by a transverse screw and two rivet washers.

This weapon carries the lawful punches of the proofhouse of LIEGE, namely:

ELG* in a crowned oval: final acceptance post 1893.

W*: countermark of the controller post 1877.

R crowned: rifled bores, of use of 1894 to 1968.

EL in English letters: provisional test, of use of 1852 to our days.

The weapon also carries the following marks:

GL under the oscillating bolt: mark of Guillaume LAPORT.

G. LAPORT: marking of the manufacturer of Liège established in Brazil. (See enclosure) the address of Liège was Holy Quai Léonard, 35. Guillaume lived of 1827 to 1895. The American southern company seems to have survived to him.

CAL 44: gauge.

ESPINGARDA AMERICANA: mark of factory G. LAPORT Brésil.

529: job number.

06 or 90?: Ignored significance? Workshop marks??

GG

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