Experts and Aficionados,
I am not an expert on double guns but have come into possession of one and am trying to decipher what I can. Any help with this puzzle would be greatly appreciated!
First, I believe it was made by "H. Roedl in Prag" (Heinrich Roedl in Prague, Hungary--now Czechoslovakia)
This is the first proof mark. It is hard to read but I think it is the first proof firing black powder, Weipert Proof House.
This is the second proof mark. It is the second proof firing black powder; Weipert Proof House
This is a barrel marking. I believe it indicates that it is the 840th gun manufactured in 1897--I could be wrong!
This one has me stumped. This is stamped on the underside of the bridge between the two barrels.
These are some faint marks off of each barrel. The faint numbers seem to correspond to the same number on the above image. I can't find the barrel proof mark referenced anywhere.
Nearly every part is stamped with a "1". Here is the watertable:
Note the gold inlay at the base (breech face) of the barrels:
Views of the action:
And a couple of more pics:
If you have any insight, I would greatly appreciate it!