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

Henri Pieper

Calibre 8mm

Henri Pieper

This large frame revolver was developed by Henri Pieper and manufactured in Liege around 1893.

It incorporated some of the most advanced technologies of the time: Pryse's rebounding hammer, Colt's swing out cylinder, Smith & Wesson's simultaneous ejection and Nagant's gas seal system.

When hammer was cocked, the cylinder moved forward and sealed the gap between chamber and barrel.

A small number of these revolvers were manufactured to accommodate Mexican Government contract.

Along with Mauser and Colt, Pieper's revolver became synonymous with Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920. This particular example is in outstanding condition for its age.