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Pecklers & Fils
Double rifle of hunting to rod.
The system is with percussion to be charged by the mouth.
The unrifled bores are juxtaposed (gauges??) and fixed at keys and by the tail of engraved breech. A part of inch new silver is fixed behind the tail of breech.
Locks are of retrograde type (or behind) with external hammers.
A rod out of wooden with metal head (so well considering?) under the barrels by two pass-rod is fixed.
The stick out of wooden of walnut is carved “with the French”.
The band between the barrels is damascened with fine gold of the name of the manufacturer is PECKLERS & FILS! (Pecklers and son)
It’s here that the problem of identification emerges, because there are several PECKLERS in “Who’s Who arms manufacture of Liège” and without first name it is not easy to determine what a is the good! Here PECKLERS of the 19th century:
PECKLERS Henri, Holy parish Foy in Liege (1791)
PECKLERS Mathieu, manufacturer, Holy suburb Léonard (nephew of Jean GOSUIN) 41 years old in 1811.
PECKLERS N registered with the BE of 1843 to 1846, but already indexed in 1836.
PECKLERS H-J of SAINT-GILLES (Brussels) deposited a patent in 1860.
PECKLERS L. street of Franchimontois, 29 in Liege in 1889.
In addition, the weapon carries several punches and markings which are hardly identifiable considering the state of the part, I identify nevertheless:
ELG on star in an oval: final acceptance of the proofhouse of Liege, of use of 1846 to 1893.
48: perhaps a serial number.
PR: marks unknown, manufacturer of barrels?
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