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


Here’s a one-shot gun signed by A. Francotte in Liège. Mexican trigger, no front nor back sights, at least in the photos. Accuracy must therefore be highly uncertain...

The push-button to open the gun is a little out of the ordinary.

The markings

22 L: the calibre 22 Long

R crowned: barrel stripped between 1894 and 1968

E under star: countermark of a controller between 1877 and 1968

ELG on star in crowned oval: accepted between 1893 and 1968

56: probably a manufacturing number.

The house Francotte has manufactured everything, from the best and most innovative to the simplest...


About this house, see the new book “The Francotte Dynasty”.

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