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#89972 04/01/08 11:37 AM
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I picked up a 12 bore sidelock by this maker. All I know as far as history of the company is from Little Gun. Apparently the firm started using this name in 1925. Do any of you have any information on this maker ? The gun appears, although I don't have it in hand, to be of high quality.


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Darryl:
I don't know much of anything about this Continental maker but I agree with your assessment that it reeks of quality even from only a picture. I will be interested in whatever additional information comes to light here.
Jim
You may already have seen this link but I thought I'd post it here for others.
http://www.littlegun.be/arme%20belge/artisans%20identifies%20l/a%20lajot%20fr.htm


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Daryl, I have a very high quality 20 bore that has prooven difficult to document I was told it was made by N. Lasot (may not be the correct spelling),..made around 1927,. does your gun have an extra long fore end and gold plated internal parts?,...It looks similar to your gun

I think you will be pleased!

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CJ, yes it is N.Lajot and Cie. I suspect that is probably what is on your gun. It must be a beauty and in 20 bore, too. How did you get the 1927 date ? I think the gun above is in the 14,000 serial range. How does that compare with yours ? Do you have any photos available ?

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You no doubt have this Daryl, but thought I'd post it for others

Year of Control Codes
Lettres Annales (Dateletters): control (proof) date stamped after manufacture (and not necessarily the year of manufacture.)


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Daryl,..can't tell you the ser # off the top of my head but I got the date from the proof marks,...I have some pictures but not on this PC,..I'll try to find them for you

CJ


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Wow, Daryl, that is NICE!

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Now Daryl, that'll be a good 'un to crash through our brush with trying to get to the bird before Mike's dog does.


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It looks like we can tie down the date from Drew's chart. I think I am reading a "g" on the barrel flats and that would be 1928. The star over "U" inspector's code covers a broad span of years, but fits this period.


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Daryl, I found the pictures of my gun, too busy right now- will post first chance I get

CJ

PS mine is "F"


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