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Old August 10, 2016, 10:18 AM   #1
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Help Identify This Fabrique Nationale Rifle/Shotgun

Can anyone help us identify this Fabrique Nationale rifle/shotgun combo that came into our shop today? The only markings we've found so far are Fabrique Nationale Herstal Liege and a couple matching serial numbers. There is also a marking next to Herstal that could be a logo but it is too obscured by the scope mount to fully see. There are a couple proof marks on the bolt. The rifle barrel measures approximately 23". We believe the shotgun is a 20 gauge. We also believe the scope mount is an added modification. We do not believe the shotgun is an added modification as the cut into the stock is too perfect and there are good welds attaching the trigger and barrel assemblies.

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Old August 10, 2016, 10:51 AM   #2
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Yes, the shotgun is an added modification.

It appears to have started out life as a Belgian Model 1889 standard infantry rifle, which would have had a straight bolt handle.

At some point in the past, and likely done by one of the hundreds of gunshops located in Belgium, it was heavily modified to add the dual trigger, turn the bolt handle down (and VERY poorly reshaped by grinding), mount the scope, and add the shotgun.

The work is FAR too crude for it to have been done by FN.

Belgium was literally dripping in gun shops turning out a wide variety of firearms and modifications. My take, this was done by one of the lesser shops.

It's interesting, but it's quite the bodge job.
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Old August 10, 2016, 03:28 PM   #3
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I like the weird factor. Pretty nice wall hanger.
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