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"LA" Francotte with indicator

This is obviously the famous rifle Martiny-Francotte.

The weapon bears the statutory hallmarks of the Liège proofhouse, namely:

ELG * in a crowned oval: definitive acceptance from 1893 to 1968.

C*: Controller’s countermark, in use from 1877 to 1968.

Perron: inspection, in use from 1853 to the present day.

R crowned: striped gun, in use from 1894 to 1968.

Markings on the gun, mean:

FL 6: Calibre 6 mm Flobert.

La Francotte: mark Francotte for this specific weapon, registered 20. 05. 1902.

AFC crowned: Francotte trademark registered on 10. 05. 1902.

A. Francotte Patent: mark indicating the weapon is patented.

9515: gun number.

Machine made by A. Francotte & C° Makers & Patentee Liège -Belgium: No commentary.


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