Roland

Double shotgun juxtaposed, unrifled bores gauges 12 with central percussion. Locks are with hammers external with key of opening between those. The English stick appears to be recut.

Punches

Spangled ELG in a crowned oval: acceptance of the bench of tests of Liege, used of 1893 to 1968.

12 C in a rhombus: gauge weapon, used of 1898 to 1924.

Peron: inspection, of use of 1853 until todays.

Choke: “chokes” unrifled bores, used of 1878 to 1898.

Another mark is very partially visible on a gun of the weapon but I could not identify it on the photograph.

Other markings.

COCKERILL STEEL: indicate that the guns were manufactured out of steel COCKERILL (undertaken iron and steel inhabitant of Liège)

Manufacturer.

The only ROLAND appearing in WHO IS WHICH ARMS MANUFACTURE LIEGEOISE is ROLAND Désiré, abbot of his state, which enters 1874 and 1885 deposited thirteen Belgian patents in particular for shotguns. The museum of weapons of Liege preserves four rifles of this inventor including two called "Le Rapide".

Year of manufacture.

Within sight of the dates of use of the punches being reproduced on the weapon, it seems that the year of manufacture of this one is 1898!

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