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Old March 13, 2013, 06:14 PM   #1
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Help identify a german drilling

My family is trying to investigate about this German gun, (I attached photos)
Can you help me to identify it and its potential value

It is stamped on the side of the barrel: Flussstahl Krupp Essen
This is a "drilling", a German three-barreled gun/rifle

I think made in Essen ?

The (2) barrels have the proof stamps:

Flussstahl Krupp Essen
Nitro: ((nitro is smokeless powder, instead of black), 1912 - 1939)
5196: (Serial number)
7,8mm/57 (caliber of the rifle ?)
4/26 (date of manufacture April/1926 ?)
12 (12-gauge shotgun ? Caliber of the shotgun shell?)
Crown over S: (German shotgun proof, 1891 -1939)
Crown over W: (choked barrels)
Crown over U: (proof approved in assemble form. German definitive proof, 1891 - 1939 A final inspection mark and dates

the gun from 1891 to 1939.)
Crown over G: (German rifle proof, 1891 - 1939 Crown G designating a solid projectile)

Other Details:
Much fine engraving over the gun. (flowers and two deer on each side)
Place to store ammunition in shotgun butt (Bullet trap ?), a safety fire, a nice forestock, and moveable sight
All in perfect state of preservation and running

Thanks for all your help,

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