Help me identify this gun


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Ted Bell
January 21, 2003, 01:31 PM
I have a pump action .22lr that has been in the family for years. It has the following markings on it:

"Fabrique Nationale D'Armes De Guerre Hertal Belgique" is stamped on the top of the barrel just in front of the rear sight.

There are several proof marks along the left side of teh barrel continuing onto the left side of the receiver. Some of the marks look to be a crown over a capital R, a lion standing on its hind legs over the letters PV. I can't make out the others.

The serial number is stamped on the bottom of the receiver.

What model do I have? It has been a blast to shoot over the years. I'd like to know a little more about it. TIA

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SDC
January 21, 2003, 01:56 PM
Sounds like a Belgian-made Browning "Trombone"; these were made from the 1920's up until the '70's, I think, and are pretty well what you describe. It should have a tube mag under a 24-inch barrel. HTH.
SDC

rufe-snow
January 21, 2003, 03:46 PM
SDC got it right, "CARABINE a REPETITION BROWNING, "TROMBON" is what the book calls it. 152,00 made between 1921 & 1974. It's supposedly F N's version, of the Browning designed, external hammer Model 1890 Winchester.

Ted Bell
January 21, 2003, 07:14 PM
SDC and rufe-snow, thank you both. I found several pictures on the web. According to information on the Browning website the Trombone was sold in Canada starting in 1960. It has been a very reliable gun over the years.

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