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BAYARD

Bayard was a trade name used by Henri Pieper and carried over after his death in 1898 by the family business Anciens Etablissements Pieper (Old Pieper Workshops). Henri Pieper innovated the European firearms industry with mechanization. An industrialist first, he developed numerous machines in order to mechanize production. He established his business in Liege in the center of the Belgian arms industry. Guns made during his life were marked 'Henri Pieper" ,"H.Pieper", "Pieper Arms" and were made prior to 1898 (antique), guns made in/after 1898 were marked Anciens Etablissements Pieper and are considered modern. This is relevant as some models were carried over.
Even though Bayard Models 1908, both 1923s, and 1930 were manufactured only by Anciens Etablissements Pieper of Herstal, Belgium, these pistols are listed under this heading as they are most commonly referred to by this trademark designation.
Previously manufactured by Anciens Etablissements Pieper located in Herstal, Belgium until 1954 when all operations ceased and the company closed.
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BAYARD Firearms Models

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AEP BAYARD MODEL 1926

.32 or .38 cal., licensed copy of S&W model, 6 shot, 3 1/4 to 6 in. barrel options, fixed sights, wood or hard rubber grips, blue or nickel finish.

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BOXLOCK FINE GRADE MODELS

12 or 16 ga., Anson-Deeley system, Demi-bloc barrels marked "Tested for Smokeless Powder" in either French, German, or English depending on export market, standard checkering on walnut stock, elegant floral and/or game scene engra...

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BOXLOCK LUXURY GRADE MODELS

12 or 16 ga., Anson-Deeley system, Demi-bloc barrels marked "Tested for Smokeless Powder" in either French, German, or English depending on export market, fancy wood checkering, full coverage elegant engraving on all parts.

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PIEPER VOLLEY GUNS (CANARDIERE - GOOSE GUN)

.22, .32 RF, or .297 cal., heavy barrel volley gun firing seven shots simultaneously, known as Canardiere (Goose Gun) or Mitrailleuse. Available with case colored receiver or blue finish with repetitive mesh engraving, the weight of the bar...

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DIANA MODEL

All common shotgun gauges, Demi-bloc barrels, standard or fancy checkering on French walnut stock, elegant floral and/or game scene engraving styles. DIANA shotguns have an 18 or 24K gold inlaid Diana goddess engraving on top of the barrels...

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MODIFIED DIANA MODEL

All common shotgun gauges, Demi-bloc barrels, standard or fancy checkering on French walnut stock, basic engraving. Barrels are marked "Modified Diana" without gold inlaid Diana goddess engraving. Either Pieper (antique) or AEP (m...

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SIDELOCK FINE GRADE MODELS

12 or 16 ga., demi-bloc barrels marked "Tested for Smokeless Powder" in either French, German or English depending on export market, standard checkering on walnut stock, oak leaf engraving or floral and/or game scene engraving sty...

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SIDELOCK LUXURY GRADE MODELS

12 or 16 ga., demi-bloc barrels marked "Tested for Smokeless Powder" in either French, German or English depending on export market, fancy wood checkering, full coverage elegant engraving on all parts.