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Help with barrel markings

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by lobo9er, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. lobo9er

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    A friend found this barrel and wondered if I knew what any of it meant...
    6mm35 is 25acp, right?
    Anyone know what the rest means? He was interested in what the bomb looking marking was.
    Thanks in advance!

    So little digging online I think this is baby Browning but can't find what the stamps mean...

    Once again thanks in advance
     
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  3. jar

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    Those are all standard Belgian Proof Marks. The first is the Nitro proof (Smokeless) mark while the last is a Black Powder proof mark. I'm not sure what the middle one is but most likely the inspector stamp. The barrel is likely from either the 1906 Vest Pocket or the later Baby Browning but I tend to believe it's the former. They were both small guns but two different models and the barrels don't interchange IIRC.

    FN 1906 Vest Pocket made in 1912-1913 and almost always in my pocket:
    standard.jpg

    Added the proof marks from my 1906 FN Vest Pocket:
    standard.jpg
     
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    Appreciate the reply
     
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