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Old 08-20-2012, 07:42 AM   #11
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How about this one.

http://historical.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=6070&lotIdNo=16017#68446844618



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Old 08-20-2012, 05:34 PM   #12
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Wow that looks like it could be it, thanks for all of the help!


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I have a WH Hamilton that looks like it also. Mine was imported from a shotgun factory in Belgium and sold through a man in NY. Lots of these shotguns were imported and were the same but sold under different names.

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I have a WH Hamilton that looks like it also. Mine was imported from a shotgun factory in Belgium and sold through a man in NY. Lots of these shotguns were imported and were the same but sold under different names.
Are there any other markings on your gun than what I have shown on mine?

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This is what I think you have...
Link to auction:
http://www.gunsinternational.com/Belgian-Damascus-Shotgun.cfm?gun_id=100227207
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Disagree. His barrels are not damascus.

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Disagree. His barrels are not damascus.
I'm not positive but...
...doesn't laminatted steel mean damascus?
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I'm not positive but...
...doesn't laminatted steel mean damascus?
Sorry, thanks for the correction. What I think I meant to say was his is not damascus twist. Whereas the one you referenced is. You are correct to say that the twist and laminated steel are both damasacus steel.
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Hey im new. But the first thing we need to identefy is the proof marks. From what is see he has both Belgian and English proof marks.The has both the belgian final proof and the english mark for gauge this tells me that this gun was manufactured in belgium and went to england where it had the gauge symbol added on later. However I dont see any tower of london marks. meaning that it went to bermingham. This tells me that the barrels were produced in belgium and some how winded up in bermigham based on the fact that there is no tower of london mark. Now for the s marks those marks mean that it was aprroved for smoklles powder in both belgium and bermingham. So I beileve that this gun was produced in belgium somthing happened to the hammer the gun had to be repaired and re-proofed in bermigham. So I dont think that hammer is original.

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oh and i forgot but blueguns is right those are hj sterling barrels. but that hammer is not. also im a gun historian. and i can tell you based on the serial number this gun was ordered by braning and sons gun smithing in the 1800 and was sold in bermingham. sorry probally should have checked my recordes before my last post. all those proofs mean is that this gun was made in belgium sold to a shop in bermingham and then had to be re proofed there. also if the barrels dont say laminated or twist on them then they a not laminated or twisted steel barrels.



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