Paff Air Rifle
Paff Air Rifle.
Made or distributed by Henry Schuermans, Liege, Belgium, patented by L. Poilvache of Leige under Belgian patents number 76743 (March 1887), 79663 (November, 1887), and 84461 (December, 1888). Reference John Atkins, Air Gunner, Feb. 2003.
The information below is taken from the catalogue advertising the auction of the Myron Kasok airgun collection, sold by the Rock Island Auction Company December 13-15, 2003. NB: it is NOT a revolving rifle! Pic is copyright Rock Island Auction Co.
Paff Air Rifle - David Swan Collection.
With thanks to Rod Meek of Anderson & Garland Auctioneers ( http://www.andersonandgarland.com) for permission to post these pics of a gun auctioned in 2015.
"A Paff .177cal. air gun, by Henry Schuermans, serial no. 1314JS, 18in. two stage round and octagonal breech loading barrel with under lever action, the stock with chequered pistol grip and steel butt cap, circa 1898. 36in. long overall."