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

Julien Warnant-Creon

The weapon

Rifle of living room or garden of the type WARNANT to long mobile breech.

Calibre of the barrel with 8 sides is 9mm.

The stick out of wooden of walnut or beech is carved “with the French” or “head” of a head of lion and foliage.

This weapon was invented by Julien WARNANT-CREON of CHERATTE (Liege) and the patent deposited the 23.03.1885 (see technical drawing in appendix).


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

Peron: inspection post 1853.

O spangled: countermark of the controller post 1877.


FL 9MC: calibre 9 mm Flobert.

3203: serial number.

1909: although that is very little used, it is probably about the date of manufacture.

8,4: ignored significance.

Two other marks on the barrels partially erased escape my comprehension?

The manufacturer

As often in arms manufacture of Liège for the parts of average quality, this weapon voluntarily does not carry any marking of manufacturer. The anonymity of this one will thus be respected since it is not possible to make differently.



Montenegrin Pryse-System Revolver. 9 1/2" barrel engraved on top.

Massive frame and cylinder relief engraved with floral pattern. 11mm Werndl Carbine caliber. Rebounding hammer. Bone grips.

Frame stamped "I.WARNANT / BREVETE" .

 Julian Warnant was a Belgian maker and inventor with several revolver patents to his credit


Patent of Julien Warnant 1907

UK N° 24.754