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Old July 9, 2008, 03:13 PM   #1
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16 ga barrel question?

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?
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Old July 9, 2008, 04:04 PM   #2
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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.
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Old July 9, 2008, 04:46 PM   #3
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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.
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Old July 9, 2008, 05:05 PM   #4
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Old July 9, 2008, 07:16 PM   #5
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Braak! Wrong answer.
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