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


Glad to see that weapon exists.  (Some will laugh that you can make so much hay for a “beast” "petiory" in only one shot.

But it is a piece of the puzzle of the history of the Pieper that comes in addition to a not insignificant whole.

Personally, I had never seen a single copy, except on the N. Pieper catalogues.


It is a semi-automatic rifle caliber FL 22L of brand Nicolas Pieper rue Bonne Nouvelle, 42 in Liège. He was the son of Henri Pieper.

The weapon bears the markings of the Liège test bench, namely:

ELG* in a crowned oval: final acceptance, in use from 1893 to 1968.

Perron: inspection, in use from 1853 to the present day.

P*: controller's countermark, in use from 1877 to 1968.

This weapon has been the subject of the following Liège patents:

218087 Principal patent of 28.04.09.

218780 Additional patent.


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