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graybeardtmm3, Run With The Fox
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#616580 07/11/2022 1:33 AM
by graybeardtmm3

i have little experience with belgian guns, and wonder about this one....saw it this morning and finally accessed the document re: date codes (i'm in new mexico, away from my research materials) and sent seller a message opining that proof occurred in 1938. the condition appears awfully nice for it to be off the face....or else someone did a very nice restoration and didn't bother with that aspect.

your insights are solicited.

best regards,

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by Drew Hause
Drew Hause
So much to learn from Belgian marks

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I agree with Jt the lettre annale is a lower case 'g' rather than a 'q' so 1928 DOM
Cornell Pubs has a 1932 Manufacture Liegeoise catalog reprint which might show the grade

The barrel tubes were made by Canons Delcour S.A. (the crown over D) using Cockerill steel. ML used the ACM in a circle for Acier Cockerill Manufacture Liégeoise
At the time of proof the barrels weighed 1.281 Kg = 2.82# which is very light for 28" barrels. If they now weight > 3% less they are considered out of proof
The R bore is 17.0 mm = .669" with choke 16.9 mm = .665"
L 17.1 mm = .673" with choke 16.8 = .661
So .004" R and .012" L = Sk 1 and Sk 2

2 3/4" chambers and of course Nitro proved (the stylized lion over P.V.)

If you get the gun let us know the weight - should be a wonderful skeet (with light loads) and quail gun! It may have spent time on a Southern quail plantation?

ed shared his business model on the other thread "the foundation of human relations is manipulation of others..." or "Do to others what's best for me and what I think I can get away with."
A motto anyone can be proud of.
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EDD is truly a turd in the punch bowl
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