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Old December 13, 2012, 12:32 PM   #29
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If this gun was initially proofed for Simson, it should have one of Simson's maker's marks on the water table (usually an "S" in the middle of 3 triangles that look like mountains); the crown "W" shows that this gun was proofed with choked barrels, and the crowned eagle and eagle over "U" show the initial and final proof. If the chambers are 2 3/4" now, that means the chambers were lengthened after it was brought back, and the smith who lengthened them didn't bother to mark it on the flats.
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