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Old 06-11-2011, 03:38 AM   #1
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I got this shot gun from my father and he got it from his grand father. Can anyone please tell me any thing about it? It has two 12 on it so I think it might be a 12 gage?? Also it has WT and and other stuff you can se if the photos. Any help would be great please and thank you. Eric

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Old 06-11-2011, 03:44 AM   #2
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See if a 12 ga shell will fit the chamber... Dont by any means try tp fire it without getting an opinion by a gunsmith.

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No I don't have a shell. Trust me I would never fire it. I am more interested in the history of it. Can you tell me any more about it? Thanks

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Old 06-11-2011, 06:26 AM   #4
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The crown over crossed whatevers over V and P are Birmingham England
proof from 1813 to 1904. I've got nothing on the rest, but I'll bet someone
comes along and tells you what "ROSES" on a gun barrel means.

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Be really careful. Many 12 gauge were 2.5" chambers in those days.

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I already joined I love weapons and old guns, shooting fishing and all that stuff. I own two custom ruger 10-22s and mini 14 of course and P-85 mark II and some other hand guns. I would like and hope I could get as much info on the shot gun. Thank you so much, so far please keep it coming. Thank you Eric

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Be really careful. Many 12 gauge were 2.5" chambers in those days.
And black powder.
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Like Bill said the crown over BCP is a Birmingham proof from 1813-1904. The crown over V is a Birmingham inspection mark used from 1812-1904. I can't make out the other one well enough to tell what it is. The barrels are damascus and will have short chambers. The W.T. is probably the inspectors initials

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Thanks would it help is I used a thooth brush and a little gun oil to clean them? As of now thanks for all the info. Why is there such a big window of when it was made?And If any body else knows any thing please keep it coming. Thank you. Eric

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Maybe a close clear pic would help. Are there any markings on the locks or top of barrel rib at all?

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