VERREES & C° LTD

The weapon

Shotgun doubles of hammerless type. The barrels of gauge 12 are smooth and juxtaposed. The system of opening to key is of type “Top Lever” .The forearm is with push rod and the stick in walnut way “Pistol”.

Punches

The punches struck the weapon belong to the proofhouse of LIEGE, namely:

ELG on star in a crowned oval: final acceptance post 1893.

X spangled: countermark of the controller post 1877.

Peron: inspection, of use of 1853 to our days.

EL in English letters: provisional test, of use of 1852 to our days.

Greek letter Theta: yearly letter of 1953. DATE OF MANUFACTURE!!

12-70 in the letter omega: gauge nominal and length of the casing, of use of 1924 to our days.

PV surmounted of a stylized lion: test with the powder without smoke, of use of 1898 to 1968.

1Kg360: weight of the barrel which can draw from the powders without smoke (weapons smooth) except for the gram. In use of 1924 to our days.

CHOKE 18.2: chokes barrels: gauged to 22 cm of the breech. In use of 1924 to 1968.

Marks

3398: serial number.

LLH: mark of the manufacturer of barrels of rifles Laurent LOCHET-HABRAN to JUPILLE (See historical on the site)

FIREARMS MANUFACTURIG COMPANY and VERREES & C° LTD Liege-Belgium: mark of the manufacturer of Liège VERREES street Saint Gilles, 386 in LIEGE, registered voter with the proofhouse of 1952 to 1956 (See historical on the site).

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