Meyers H.J.

It is about a rifle of shooting or stand to the Swiss mode with annular percussion.

The system is of type WARNANT to short breech and extractor.

The octagonal barrel carries a bead to cursor.

The trigger is protected by a trigger guard with volutes and of hand rests intended for the stability of the shooting.

The grips in wood (walnut ?) is equipped with a cheek on the left side and with a buttplate with hook.

The weapon carries the lawful punches of the proofhouse of Liege, namely:

ELG on star in an oval crowned: final acceptance post 1893.

Peron: inspection post 1853.

C spangled: countermark of the controller post 1877.

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

The other marks struck the weapon are identified as follows:

22L: calibre weapon. (22 LR or 6 mm with annular percussion)

LLH: mark of the manufacturer of barrels of rifles Laurent LOCHET-HABRAN to JUPILLE (see site).

P.JAMART: itself in the form of a “rayor”, perhaps worked it in subcontracting for LOCHET is presented? A JAMAR Pierre is announced in Who’s Who Arms manufacture of Liège, street Chéri 43 in Liege and agent of a patent in 1912 for a patent of rifle.

MEYERS: it should be a question of the mark of the manufacturer, however the absence of first name is problematic because there were several arms manufacturers with the same patronym. Most credible according to me could be MEYERS H.J of Cheratte (Liege), which of 1894 to 1898 deposited two patents relating to the transformation of the ordinary rifles with long and short cylinder head into rifle with ejector, as well as a slipping handle making safety applicable to any revolver and called “extensible handle”.

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