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Old November 24, 2008, 06:09 PM   #5
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Tamara said:
"B├╝chsen" is the word for a sporting or hunting long gun
I agree, I have a late 19th century German-made double rifle that has the maker's name & 'Hofbuschenmacher' on the top rib. Translates to 'Court Arms Maker', similar to some of the English makers using 'By Appointment to HRH......'.
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