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Old January 22, 2012, 06:28 PM   #1
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please help identify gun

It has flobert action I think it is German/Bulgrian. It has double triggers, is 22 cal. I has a Crown over B, Crown over U, and Crown over G.
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Old January 22, 2012, 06:31 PM   #2
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a pic showing the markings would help.
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Old January 22, 2012, 06:46 PM   #3
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Old January 22, 2012, 06:52 PM   #4
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no idea but read thru this sight for some idea what all the proof marks mean,

http://www.germanguns.com/technical.html
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Old January 22, 2012, 09:01 PM   #5
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It's German, and is what's known as a Warnant-action rifle (probably in 6mm Flobert), but is in bad enough shape that it shouldn't be fired, even if you could find the proper ammo for it.
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Old January 23, 2012, 02:51 PM   #6
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The crown over G is 1st black powder proof for rifle barrel. The crown over U is an inspection mark. I don't show the crown over B proof in my records.
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Old January 23, 2012, 03:05 PM   #7
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The Crown/B indicates the gun was proved in the finished condition. The Crown/U is the final definitive proof. The Crown/G is the proof for rifled barrels. Collectors sometimes call the combination the "bug marks".

Basically, the three marks were replaced by the single Crown/N in 1912, which was replaced by the Nazi Eagle/N in 1939 and by the Federal Eagle/N after WWII.

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Old January 23, 2012, 06:36 PM   #8
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Hey, Jim K. What year would you guess this gun was made? Thanks for everyones help identifing this gun.
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Old January 23, 2012, 11:23 PM   #9
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I'm not Jim K. but if I had to guess I would say before 1912, probably around 1905, at 4:OO O'clock in the afternoon on the swing shift.
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Old January 24, 2012, 01:03 PM   #10
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Thanks, RJay and I appreciate everyone's input. Ya'll have been a great help on the identification of my gun. I have replaced the hammer and it shoots great, very accurate. I shoot 22 cal. Shorts in it. It's probably not worth much but it is a great gun to pass on to my son. Thanks again for all the help.
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Old January 26, 2012, 11:59 AM   #11
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BTW shooting 22 short in 6 mm Flobert weapons is considered unsafe. 6 mm Flobert is basically a primer only cartridge.
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