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Old March 18, 2012, 08:02 PM   #1
Dross
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unknown SxS hammer gun

hello all,

I would like to call on your expertise to help me determine what make of gun this is and its value. It is not in firing condition. I was my fathers and I think it is an interesting wall hanger but am curious as to its origin.

Thanks you for your help.

D.Ross
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Old March 18, 2012, 08:24 PM   #2
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Take the barrels off and look for proof marks under them and on the water table. That will at least give you the country of origin.
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Old March 20, 2012, 06:36 PM   #3
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Thanks Hawg.
Is there a directory of the proof makes somewhere?
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Old March 20, 2012, 06:37 PM   #4
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sorry, marks
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Old March 20, 2012, 07:38 PM   #5
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How about these marks and numbers:
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Old March 20, 2012, 08:31 PM   #6
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Definitely Belgian made, probably in the 19th century.

Proof marks do not name the maker.
Lots of European guns do not have a trademark. Either they are less hung up on brand names than we are or some of their guns are so cheap that the maker is not willing to put his name on his work. Some of both, I think.
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Old March 21, 2012, 03:26 AM   #7
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You can check this site for descriptions of the proof marks. http://www.shotguns.se/html/belgium.html
It will give you a rough age for the gun.
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Old March 21, 2012, 03:37 PM   #8
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Thanks all for your help. This is very interesting stuff.
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