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Old November 30, 2016, 08:31 AM   #1
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Help Identifing this German and or Austrian shotgun.

This is a side by side hammer shotgun. It says Bohler Blitz Stahl on the barrel which I understand is the type of steel used on the barrel. It has a 28" barrel.
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Old November 30, 2016, 08:32 AM   #2
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A couple more.
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Old November 30, 2016, 09:26 AM   #3
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The NPF is Austrian Ferlach smokeless proof.
Ferlach was the heart of the Austrian gun guild country and small makers there turned out a lot of guns with no brand name.

1992.38 apparently means the 1992nd gun made and proofed in Ferlach in 1938.

I don't know about all those numbers on the bottom rib. Maybe the maker's serial number and ID code are in there somewhere. Can you pick out a number in the format shown at:
http://www.shotguns.se/html/austrian_trademarks.html
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Old November 30, 2016, 03:54 PM   #4
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Thanks for that info. I still can't figure out the serial number so I can identify who made the gun.
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Old December 1, 2016, 05:11 AM   #5
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i would hunt that old girl, useing mild one ounce loads. it deserves to smell gun smoke again. eastbank.
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Old December 1, 2016, 10:00 AM   #6
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JC, according to the code it's a gun made by the Ferlach gun maker guild prior to 1945. There were a lot of independent gun smiths that mainly made a living by making parts for the "named" shops. But occasionally they got together to make full guns which were sold under the generic Ferlach guild name.
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