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
Jacques Pirotte &Fils
It is about a revolver hammerless of type VELO-DOG. The cylinder with 5 blows is of calibre 6 mm velo-dog.
The weapon carries the punches of the proofhouse of LIEGE, namely:
ELG* in a crowned oval: final acceptance post 1893.
PV surmounted a stylized lion: test with the powder without smoke, of use of 1898 to 1968.
R crowned: rifled bore, of use of 1894 to 1968.
The weapon also carries the following marks:
L crowned: mark of founder of cylinders.
Crowned JP: it acts with my opinion of the mark of manufacturer PIROTTE Jacques & Fils, street SAINT LAURENT, 45 in LIEGE. It was registered with the proofhouse of 1904 to 1962 under various denominations. It deposited 4 patents whose n° 193942 (safety) could correspond well to the present weapon.
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