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Old March 23, 2014, 12:04 PM   #1
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Aug. Francotte model Purdey - date of production

I have a Aug. Francotte by sistem Purdey high grade with the number 18527 and would like to know your production date.
Can you help?
Thank you!
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Old March 23, 2014, 03:42 PM   #2
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Go to and search their data base. It's a good place.
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Old March 23, 2014, 08:54 PM   #3
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There is a large gap in the records on
All I can tell there is that it was made sometime between 1900 and 1955.
Those darned world wars, I guess.
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Old March 26, 2014, 10:48 AM   #4
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The mandatory proofmarks, stamped into the barrel bottoms/flats, and in the action watertable flats, should help define the DOM.

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