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bswiv
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?

HammerBite
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.

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

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