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Old July 22, 2013, 04:17 PM   #1
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help me id the shotgun please

1st I am away from home, just a lonely man with a laptop... Anywhoo..

Saw a Blackpowder shotgun that caught my eye, But I can not figure out what it says as the name to Identify it.. Let lets see if someone can help here

It is a Percussion double barrel front loader..About 20 guage

ON the top of the gun barrels there is some writing that is in cursive that looks in French or German

Because it is in Cursive I may be wrong on a few of the letters but here is the best I can make out

On one Barrel " TOH LICHLENFDS"

On the Second Barrel " A CARL RUHE "

I have tried several times to make the camera phone take a close up photo but I will be darn it I can get it to do clearly...
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Old August 1, 2013, 10:19 AM   #2
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There was an R. Andre Carlsruhe that made shotguns way back, but I think they were pinfire and not typical percussion. And Lichtenfels is in Bavaria, southern Germany, about 3 hours drive from the town of Karlsruhe (used to be Carlsruhe). Start with that, and I think you can google up more about that shotgun. Probably too late now, if you didn't pick it up.
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