Twin pistols

Twin pistols Purchased from the Renkin Collection, 1946 Although technically outdated, percussion rifles would continue to be produced, particularly in Liège, until the middle of the 20th century and were essentially destined to be exported to Africa and Latin America.
Legislation and political regimes were very unstable in this part of the American continent and, as is the case here, Liège manufacturers often took the precaution of leaving it to their on-site representatives to cut the barrel of the imported weapons to the length prescribed by the regulation in effect at that time. This means that this curious pair of pocket guns – known as “Scottish” – was not a gunsmith’s joke, but responded to a real commercial need!

Numéro d'inventaire FLORA
MAL 8.086
Achat collection Renkin, 1946
Probablement réalisé par Renkin
Année d'exécution
Fin du 19e – début 20e siècle
L. : 39,8 cm; L. canons : 18 cm; Calibre : 17,6 mm.