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Old August 12, 2012, 04:41 PM   #1
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help with DARNE shotgun

I have been told i a have a darne shotgun and the numbers and other info might be under the stock or on the waterboard. I don't know where the waterboard is and sure don't know how to break it down?
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Old August 12, 2012, 07:36 PM   #2
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The Darne shotguns have what's referred to as a sliding breech.

The watertable is the flat part of the action, which the opposite flats (located on the undersides of the barrels) rest on, when the gun is closed & ready to fire.

To view/inspect the proof & maker's marks, both the sliding breech and the barrel set musy be first removed from the receiver - a normal procedure for cleaning after field use.

If you go to the French Shotgun Forum ( http://www.gournetusa.com/forum/ ), the first section is all about Darne shotguns, with the first "sticky" an illustrated take-apart tutorial.

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Old August 15, 2012, 08:28 AM   #3
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thanks for the help

one thing i have found out is someone on TFL always has the answer.
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Old August 15, 2012, 09:57 AM   #4
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Yeah, but now it's your turn for payback - WHERE'S THE PICS ? ? . .


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Old August 15, 2012, 11:31 AM   #5
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This might help you with your Darne:

http://www.gournetusa.com/darne04.htm
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Old August 15, 2012, 05:51 PM   #6
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Is there an echo in here ????? . .


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Old August 15, 2012, 06:47 PM   #7
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Have those sliding breeches ever been known to blow back into the shooter's face?
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Old August 15, 2012, 09:10 PM   #8
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Klaw - the sliding breech is actually a toggle type of opener

Sorry Pete - missed that last part where you had the link - think of it as great minds that think alike!.....
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Old August 15, 2012, 09:15 PM   #9
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If I recall, the Gun Digest had an article on these rugged guns back in the late 70's. They were / are high quality shotguns.
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