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Old 08-17-2011, 01:42 AM   #1
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I have my grandfather's shotgun. It's a single shot with no name on it at all. Only markings are 552 kg. It's on the hand rail and where the barrel meets the tigger. Sorry I can't remember the proper names. I have been told it's was made by a private manufacturer. It might be to hard to get the age.
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:38 AM   #2
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pics of good quality of the gun and good closeups of all markings would help
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as JonM has stated we would be happy to help but, pictures are needed.
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LordByron, Try looking over the gun with fresh eyes; Look inside the action, behind the trigger, and end of the buttstock, especially if it has a metal plate. Even a stamp of a crown, a cross, a letter "A" can be a huge tip on who, where and when the weapon was made. Many gun makers made their marks inside the guns (actions) where the mark would not be worn away. Manufacturers tend to stamp them on the barrel, stock plate or trigger guard (where it sounds like you found the mark you did).

And as everyone else has mentioned, close up photos would be very helpful!
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I have my grandfather's shotgun. It's a single shot with no name on it at all. Only markings are 552 kg. It's on the hand rail and where the barrel meets the tigger. Sorry I can't remember the proper names. I have been told it's was made by a private manufacturer. It might be to hard to get the age.
Sigh. You might as well ask us to identify your grandfather, with the description that "He was an old guy."

Is it a break-open? A bolt action? "552kg" would imply that it is Continental (European).

So... pictures, please. Thanks!!

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Here's the picture of my Grandfathers shotgun. I hope
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Here's the picture of my Grandfathers shotgun. I hope
OK, you've got the URL to the directory...but, alas, the picture file is the last part, and it's missing.

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I have my grandfather's shotgun. It's a single shot with no name on it at all. Only markings are 552 kg. It's on the hand rail and where the barrel meets the tigger. Sorry I can't remember the proper names. I have been told it's was made by a private manufacturer. It might be to hard to get the age.
What was his country of Origin......Might be a first step......
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Having a hard time attaching pictures. They are in the gallery. I'll keep trying
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M'Lord- when you are composing a post, there is a toolbar above where you type. See the white smiley face? To the right there is a paperclip. Click the clip, select browse, pictures, find your photo, download, close, come BACK to the paperclip, click it, and the file name will drop down. Insert THAT into your post- photo will be there. Cannot cut and paste into the forum.

Try this- remove barrel from gun, turn it over, look at underside of barrel. Use a light shining across at an oblique angle. The kg markings usually indicate pressures gun was tested to (in kilograms) so is liklely Euro. Find ELG in an oval, Belgian.

Here are some of the other proof marks- the rest of you may want to save this location for future reference.

Click HERE: https://store.bluebookinc.com/Info/PDF/Firearm/Proofmarks.pdf
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