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f.dumoulin double

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by guns mi thing, Sep 25, 2007.

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  1. guns mi thing

    guns mi thing Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    I have a f. dumoulin double 12 ga.
    can anyone tell me history & value
    MARKINGS ARE,F DUMOULIN 8c , interchangable,choke board
    pine damascus,pine damascus belgium,17.0 dvo,1778
  2. JohnBT

    JohnBT Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Richmond, Virginia
    This is from a Google cache. The link to the original page doesn't work. An old post on shotgunworld.com gave a value of $100 to $300. John

    Subject: Re: Old double Barrel Shotgun
    From: NedfLL@aol.com
    Date: 05/19/06 12:49 AM

    Nord has given you most of the information. There were several different versions of the name Interchangeable such as just Interchangeable made by the Auguste Francotte & Co., (The) Interchangeable, Belgium Twist, Star of David Brand,T. Dumoulin made by the T. Dumoulin Co., (The) Interchangeable Warrented Gov'T Neumann Bros Choke Bored made by Neumann Frerres, Interchangeable Marvel made by Neumann Frerres, The Interchangeable Model of 1901 made by Simonis, Janssen & Dumoulin and finally Interchangeable Fine Damascus made by F. Dumoulin & Co. imported by Thomas Leary 1902 to 1904. I'll bet if you look again you will find this marking on your gun. You have to give all the markings in their entirety for correct identification. All these makers were located in Belgium around Leige. Just what was interchangeable about these guns was, I don't know.
    On 05/19/06 09:10 AM, Old Iron Mike wrote:
    > A friend of mine just brought into my office a
    > double barrel exposed hammer 12 ga. Shotgun.On
    > the top of the barrel it says twist Belgium.the
    > makers name on the side is F. DUMOULIN & Co.The
    > other side is marked The Interchangable..It's a
    > brown gun,well used.Checkered stock and
    > forearm.Big brass star inlayed on the cap area
    > of the pistol grip.Any info would be
    > appreciated.Thanks Guys, Old Iron Mike
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