View Full Version : 16 ga barrel question?

July 9, 2008, 03:13 PM
Looking at a Belgium made 16 ga SXS and under the barrels it is marked, 169 choke. It's marked the same on both barrels.

What does this tell me?

July 9, 2008, 04:04 PM
This is just a wild guess, but if Europeans specify chokes by the amount of restriction, in micrometers, then 169 would signify .007 inches, which is a bit tighter than skeet.

Jim Watson
July 9, 2008, 04:46 PM
Braak! Wrong answer.

Means the bore diameters are both 16.9mm and the barrels are choked.

Probably made after 1924, maybe in 1897-1898. Which we could probably figure out from other proof marks and gun characteristics.

July 9, 2008, 05:05 PM
Mr. Watson PM sent....?

July 9, 2008, 07:16 PM
Braak! Wrong answer.
Arrgh!! :o