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Old February 25, 2013, 02:31 PM   #1
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Meed Info on EIG Brescia O/U

I just got a 20 ga O/U shotgun on the barrel EIG-Brescia Italy
3 inch chamber, from my uncle

Does anyone know a few things abt this shotgun:

-- What chokes are in the barrels no screw-in
-- What do think this is worth

Its in good condition, some hunting wear on the stock & forearm

any info would be helpful Thanks Pete
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Old February 25, 2013, 03:02 PM   #2
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"E.I.G." was a company which imported many very inexpensive firearms from various different countries.

Your shotgun was evidently made in the Brescia region of Northern Italy, most likely somewhere in the Gardone Valley by a consortium of builders, each of which made or assembled the various parts of the gun (a barrel maker, a stockmaker, an actioneer, etc, etc, etc) - known as a "guild gun" because all the various hands in the pie were usually memners of the Italian Gunmaker's Guild (similar to a US labor union).

Since it was made in Italy, the makers had to follow Italian Proof Law, and stamp certain marks into the metal, usually in the hidden areas of the barrel bottoms/sides under the forend wood (remove the forend), and/or on the action insides (remove the barrels).

Among the marks should be a Date Code Stamp (usually in Roman Numerals, like "XXII" or English letters (like AA) in later years ), choke markings, and perhaps (if you're lucky) a maker's mark.

Italy marked the chokes on each barrel with stars/asterisks - the more stars, the more open the choke.

Close/clear pics of the stampings would be best, to help.


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Old February 25, 2013, 03:41 PM   #3
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You'll find those markings when you remove the forearm and the barrels from the action
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Old February 25, 2013, 03:56 PM   #4
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Thanks Guys Found these markings under the barrel

XVIII PSF Finito

1 barrel has 1 asterisk 1 barrel has 3 asterisks
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Old February 25, 2013, 07:35 PM   #5
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That would be choked *- Full, ***-M
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Old February 26, 2013, 07:29 AM   #6
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Thanks for the info guys
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Old February 26, 2013, 10:41 AM   #7
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"XVIII" = 1962 , the DOM.

"PSF" & "FINITO" are the Italian proof marks for completely finished guns ready for sale.


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