Some of the most beautiful work of this craftsman, and many others, are in this book “Liège Gunmakers through their Work. 1800 - 1950”.
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Henri Mathieu Sauveur
Henri SAUVEUR actually began his career of manufacturer of weapons in 1903.
He was registered with the proofhouse of Liege of 1903 to 1938 and since 1908 was installed in LIEGE street Out-Castle n°9 under the denomination Henri Sauveur Son & Co.
He makes use of mark HS in a rhombus on point.
He would thus not be the manufacturer of this weapon.
Another SAUVEUR fore-mentioned Henri Mathieu was also a manufacturer of weapons in Liege street sister of Hasque, 2 in 1888 then street On the Fountain, 84 in Liege in 1908. Between these two dates it deposited two patents for a system of single-barrelled rifle taking care by the breech and a system of safety of hammer adapting to the Chassepot rifles transformed into shotgun.
I am unaware of if it used a specific mark but its dates of activities tally better with the period of manufacture of this weapon.
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