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muzzleloading shotgun proof marks

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by longgun60, Oct 15, 2008.

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  1. longgun60

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    I have a double barrel muzzleloading shotgun with a proof mark of a crown over wheat and 3 plus signs in it. The number 34 is stamped beside it. I have sketched out the proof mark and attached it to this post. Please help me find the orgin of this gun!
     

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    I'll wager that it's a French proofmark.

    It looks most like the 4th one shown here indicating "devices classified as firearms, simple or modal proof".

    http://www.damascus-barrels.com/files/Damascus-Barrels_dot_com_French_Proofmarks.pdf

    The PDF originates from this site:

    http://www.damascus-barrels.com/More.html

    Looking at another site's French Proof marks, I wonder if the crown indicates 1st proof and the bottom section 2nd proof (St Etienne), maybe because it has double barrels.
    Click on the French proofmarks link which is #4:

    http://www.gunaccessory.com/Proof_Marks/proofmarks.htm#4.

    Here's a link to a French shotgun forum to inquire for more info.:

    http://www.gournetusa.com/forum/
     
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