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Old September 4, 2012, 05:44 PM   #2
PetahW
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"Brescia" is a section (county) of Northern Italy, most often referred to as the Val Trompia or Gardone area(s) - the seat of Italian gunmaking for hundreds of years, up to the present time. (Just like the Connecticut Valley in the US was)

The gun might have been made by Pierrino Ruschetta, and there could very well be a serial number and a date mark among the proofmarks stamped into the metal of the barrel bottoms & flats, and/or the action watertable/flats - all viewable only after removing the forend & dismounting the barrels.

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