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Old November 17, 2002, 01:10 AM   #1
Lewis56us
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.410 side by side

I have a double barrel .410 that I bought at a farm auction several years ago. It's in fair condition and shoots well, but I haven't been able to find anything about it in the gun books I've looked through or on the internet.
On the bottom of the chamber there's a scroll design with an oval and inside the oval it says 'ERA MADE IN BRAZIL'. On the left barrel it says '410 GA 3" CHAMBER'. On the right barrel it says 'READ WARNINGS BEFORE USING GUN MANUAL FREE FROM FIE MIAMI FLA'.
Any information anyone can give me on this gun will be appreciated.
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Old November 18, 2002, 06:24 PM   #2
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Hi,

I'm no gun expert but I did a net search using altavista...it looks like your gun was made by "Boito" in Brazil.

The address to their homepage is: www.eramantino.com.br the english version has broken picture links...brush up on your spanish

Also, the search turned up some kind of gunlist: it's at

http://www.leds.state.or.us/resource.../gun_codes.pdf

If you look under "era" it says brazil and boito.

And, the gunnersden.com seems to have some kind of era schematics for sale...

Also, www.gun-parts.com/stocks/ makes a reference to the era shotguns as being distributed by k-mart.

Hope this helps some and doesn't just lead you in circles more.

-Beetle
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Old November 19, 2002, 04:54 AM   #3
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I had that shotgun once apon a time. My uncle gave it to me when it stopped working, firing pin springs were made of tin foil or something. I used it for trade on a 16g single shot before I ever tried to fix it, probably a mistake on my part. IIRC he bought it at TG&Y for those of you who remember that one.
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