Thread: Belgium rifle
View Single Post
Old December 11, 2012, 02:36 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: December 11, 2012
Posts: 5
Belgium rifle

Hi you all

Long ago I've inherited a rifle from my grand-mother who got it by her grand also and, to my estimation,it dates from the mid 1800's.

It's 37 inches long overall, has a hexagon barrel. Under the barrel is punched 2526 Belgium. Near the hammer are some marks and characters. They begin with what seems to be a crown, then a "R" then 2 other marks and "FL 22 L" and it ends with a crowned balloon in which there's "E" and 'LG" under the "E". I dismanteled it and found a "MG" mark under the barrel.

It shoots 22 Long ammunition.

I fired it long ago and found that when the bullet is fired the chamber opens and the empty shell is automatically thrown out.

Unfortunately that time, the cover with the firing pin broke. I saw that it had been broken before and had been welded with brass. Now after some 45 years, I've lost that broken cover and I wish to had one made again but I can't remember the exact look it had.

Can someone tell me more about that rifle and provide me with a closeup image of the device or a drawing of it or provide a link to a site or a book that could help me with that ?


Here are some pictures.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1036m.jpg (225.5 KB, 407 views)
File Type: jpg 1038m.jpg (201.4 KB, 336 views)
File Type: jpg 1039m.jpg (221.0 KB, 311 views)

Last edited by albean; December 12, 2012 at 09:20 AM.
albean is offline  
Page generated in 0.04543 seconds with 9 queries