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Sir William
March 13, 2006, 10:34 PM
OK, I have some antique shotguns. The only markngs I find are VALIANT and From Browning Patents. Any ideas?

Harley Nolden
March 14, 2006, 02:35 AM
Got a photo?

HJN

Sir William
March 14, 2006, 04:49 AM
No. These are high quality shotguns from the depression era as far as I can tell. Excellent wood, gold inlays in at least one and gold triggers. Upscale to say the least. I am ignorant as to the brand and whether they are cheap hardware store shotguns or reworked to a high level of finish. The marking, From Browning Patents is not one I have run across. They are better finished than a Crescent. I am surprised at how nice they are finished.

Harley Nolden
March 14, 2006, 07:37 AM
Sir William:

This is what I can find on the Valiant:


VALIENT
TRADENAME USED BY SPEAR & CO OF PITTSBURGH PA ON FIREARMS THEY RETAILED

HJN