Item number : MIS NETH ALARD HC 001
Origin : Netherlands
Style : Screw Pressure Mechanism
Gauge : 20
Suitable for pinfire : Yes
Cartridge pusher : N.a.
Maker : H. ALARD FILS & CIE, Maestricht, Netherlands et Paris
Markings : “H. ALARD FILS & CIE, Maestricht, Netherlands et Paris and 20” on lock plate
Biggest length : 220 mm
Weight : 193 grams
Press lever : N.a.
Turning lever : No lever, only a handle
Closing cup : Internal, brass
Materials body : Brass
Paint : N.a.
Condition : N.a.
Repairs : None
Alard fils et Cie is most probably not the maker. Alard was an arms wholesaler. They were distributors of FN pistols and the corresponding holsters & cartridge bags. There are 4 different shot shell closers in this collection with their brandmark and/or name. So they must have dome also something in the gun business.