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#618287 08/18/2022 5:02 PM
by Geo. Newbern
Geo. Newbern
I haven't bought a new gun in a while but I just won an auction on Gunbroker for a Franz Sodia, Ferlach Austria 12ga double. The action flats have two sets of numbers and I'm trying to figure out when it was built. The numbers are 33.97 and D959.46 one on each side of the flats. Anyone here able to translate that?...Geo

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#618313 Aug 18th a 09:17 PM
by Parabola

It was sleeved at a time when the Proof House was insisting that the word SLEEVED was stamped on the outer sides of each barrel just above the barrel flats.

If you look at the Gunbroker pictures you can just make out those markings once you know where to look.
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#618314 Aug 18th a 09:20 PM
by montenegrin
The gun was not made for export but for direct sale to a British officer in occupied Austria.
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#618338 Aug 19th a 06:11 AM
by montenegrin
Raimey: Yes, Franc is Slovenian. Similary, some Ferlach gunmakers Slovenized their names during the Slovenian/Yugoslavian rule after WWI (terminated in Oct. 1920).

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