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Old November 30, 2016, 08:31 AM   #1
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Help Identifing this German and or Austrian shotgun.

This is a side by side hammer shotgun. It says Bohler Blitz Stahl on the barrel which I understand is the type of steel used on the barrel. It has a 28" barrel.
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Old November 30, 2016, 08:32 AM   #2
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Old November 30, 2016, 09:26 AM   #3
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The NPF is Austrian Ferlach smokeless proof.
Ferlach was the heart of the Austrian gun guild country and small makers there turned out a lot of guns with no brand name.

1992.38 apparently means the 1992nd gun made and proofed in Ferlach in 1938.

I don't know about all those numbers on the bottom rib. Maybe the maker's serial number and ID code are in there somewhere. Can you pick out a number in the format shown at:
http://www.shotguns.se/html/austrian_trademarks.html
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Old November 30, 2016, 03:54 PM   #4
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Thanks for that info. I still can't figure out the serial number so I can identify who made the gun.
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Old December 1, 2016, 05:11 AM   #5
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i would hunt that old girl, useing mild one ounce loads. it deserves to smell gun smoke again. eastbank.
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Old December 1, 2016, 10:00 AM   #6
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JC, according to the code it's a gun made by the Ferlach gun maker guild prior to 1945. There were a lot of independent gun smiths that mainly made a living by making parts for the "named" shops. But occasionally they got together to make full guns which were sold under the generic Ferlach guild name.
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Old February 11, 2017, 03:22 PM   #7
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Bohler Blitz Stahl are most likely the gunsmiths Name or the Name of the Company who made the gun.
It may be an small Family gun shop/builder (maybe as others said in Fehrlach Austria). It maybe as well in the case of a guild that the gunsmiths Mr. Bohler, Mr. Blitz and Mr. Stahl made the gun.

Bohler at least in german is a Family Name (surname) as well as is Blitz (means in english "ligthening"; like Blitzkrieg) and Stahl is a common german surname meaning simply "steel".

If your motherthongue is english it is easy for you to figure out what a word means in german since both languages are similar. To learn english on the other Hand you better know previously german and spanish since modern english is in a way a mix of latin (spanish. Normans spoke French and when they conquered England latin words entered the anglo saxon/old german language) and german (anglo saxon. Wessex, Sussex, Essex).

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Old February 13, 2017, 05:54 PM   #8
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Boehler was a main Austrian steel manufacturer of the time, Blitz Stahl was their brand name.
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Old February 13, 2017, 06:48 PM   #9
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If that what mapsjanhere says is true then Boehler Blitz Stahl is the Designation who made the materials of Barrel/Receiver/gun.

It tells you then only which material is used in the gun.

It is like today: on the Barrel states for example "FLLI Pietta" which means Pietta made the Barrel; and if on the Barrel you can read "stainless" then that is the Designation of the material used.

My suggestions were only guesswork open to other possibilities.
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