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#573877 06/16/20 03:02 PM
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Fellows, Does anyone know when Francotte ceased operations in Leige? I am looking at one of their sidelocks from 1983 trying to put an approximate value on it, but don’t know what they were selling for back then. Thanks, Sandlapper

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Vic Venters wrote about that in his book "Gun Craft" page 116 Francotte was taken over by Derksen in 2001 and in 2003 Derksen was bankrupt.
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OT but according to https://no.linkedin.com/in/piet-h%C3%B8vig-88b76648/en-us the brand has been owned by the Dutch lawyer Piet Høvig since January 1997. According to https://www.doublegunshop.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=211324&page=all there has been small scale manufacture in the Netherlands (Maastricht?) under the name.

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Markus, you speak about a small number of unfinished guns who have all ready the name Francotte on it and these guns passed the proof house. I know about this and I am aware that these guns were finished at a very high level. After this not one single gun could have the name Francotte on it, this was a decision of the commercial court.
Cheers, Marc.

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Thanks guys for the information.

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Dunno bout '83 but according to the 1991 Shooter's Bible $27,500 for a basic sidelock ($31,000 in 28 or .410 gauge), and the '95 SB $22,427 (& $24,665).

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Good morning Markus, I wanted to send you a personal mail but it not passed. I have friends in Finland and hunt in Finland each yaer, so if you want to contact me my e-mail is in my profile.
Greetings from Belgium, Marc.


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