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Old 09-23-2012, 04:00 PM   #11
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"the shooting mechanism is "rolling block""

actually I think yours is the Warnant system but missing the large block that flips up
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Originally a Flobert fired a rimfire cartridge, round ball, no powder- and was one of the very first cartridge firearms. Pretty well limited to pellet gun pressures, and good for target shooting in your living room. There was NO locking mechanism, and the gun relied on the hammer spring to hold the hammer down, holding a LOW pressure case in place when it fired.

Julien WARNANT of Cheratte invented and patented (March 23 1885) a slightly different system with a flip over breechblock. This was just a bit stronger. Larger rounds were made in 7mm and 9mm, using primer only, or 1-2 grains of black powder. These should NOT be fired with any ammo more powerful than that. The 9mm rimfire shotgun shells are for a VERY different gun.

They were made from 1885 up to ABOUT 1920. There are some very pretty, very ornate guns- engraved, carved stocks, etc- and some pretty plain guns as well. Prices have not been real high on these. Many were made in France, more in Belgium. If you remove barrel from stock you may find proof marks- likely ELG in an oval for Liege Belgium, or marks for St Etienne (France)
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If your gun is a smooth bore then it is a 9mm rimfire shotgun. Midway arms sells modern Fiocci shells with #8. Shot. The were called "garden guns" because you could use them in urban gardens to get rid of pests and rodents.There were a lot of European manufacturers, but most were in Belgium. Also, most were unmarked. Winchester made a model 37 in the twenties that was chambered in 9mm
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Winchester made a model 37 in the twenties that was chambered in 9mm
Actually it was the model 36 bolt action.
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Gents- you are responding to a post from 2012.

In keeping with long standing tradition, you should now run outside and sing happy birthday to the thread.

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I noticed it was an old thread but information is always valuable.
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