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: W671

: Militaria

: firearm

: Percussion military rifle, a copy of the British Bruswick rifle and made by Pierre Joseph Malherbe, Liege. Round iron rifled barrel (2 grooves) barrel, the nipple bolster stamped 434 and stamped with Liege proof marks. Bayonet mounting bar at muzzle. Blade fore-sight and adjustable folded rear-sight. Retained to the stock with 3 barrel slides. Iron ramrod with cupped brass head. Walnut full stock with brass furniture comprising; butt plate, hinged patch-box, escutcheon, trigger guard with sling loops, fore-end and 2 ramrod pipes. Escutcheon engraved with the monogram of Tzar Nicholas I (1796 -1855). Tang of butt plate engraved with two headed eagle under a Crown and the number 434. Iron ramrod. Rounded Enfield type back-action percussion lock with border line engraving and marked P.J. Malherbe, a Liege. Retained to the stock by 2 sidenails.

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: Malherbe

: Liege, Liège, Belgium, Western Europe, Europe

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: 1845