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


This rifle was presented by Henry Pieper has the exposure of Vienna in 1883.

The two piles are carried in the pocket of gunner and the unit can function 15 days without stop and has enough power for 1000 shots.

A wire is related to the plate of layer and the other with the mechanism of closing (!) the tube of the cartridge is out of brass and a wire of copper passes in the medium of the powder of the starter. The powder is maintained by a disc of paperboard of which the lower part is covered of a layer of copper (It was extremely complicated ammunition) which is in contact with the body of the brass tube.

The trigger completes and the spark between the copper wire and the coppered disc makes leave the blow.


Many thanks to Cristian for the photos.