How many double barrel shotguns were made in Belgium?

How many double barrel shotguns were made in Belgium?

The Banc d’Epreuves de Liege proved 233,526 double barrel smoothbore guns in 1889, the majority for export. In 1899 alone, the U.S. firms of Hartley & Graham and Simmons Hardware bought 90,000 shotguns, rifles, and handguns from Liege gunmakers.

What kind of stamp does a Belgian shotgun have?

Have a us arms Belgium, looking for info, reciever and barrel are stamped with 1563 has the circle elf star, has the Le peron, barrel ha a 33 stamp and an 18.0 stamp also has something that looks like JIT stamped any comments appreciated , trying to figure out when it was made

Can a Belgian shotgun be fired before WWI?

Most of the Belgian guns imported before WWI were not of high quality when new, and NO vintage shotgun should be fired, with any load, until examined by a double gun specialist smith. Final proof is the crowned ELG mark.

How big is a choke on a Belgian shotgun?

If marked only with one number & the word “Choke”, then it indicates bore size only and has at least .2 mm (.008”) of choke constriction. “Choke” may not be marked despite muzzle constriction of < .008″. Barrel weight at the time of Smokeless proof: 1 kilogram = 2

What kind of gun did the Belgians use?

BELGIUM MAUSER-ACTION BOLT-ACTION SHOTGUN, 12G. This rare example of a converted Mauser is in amazing condition. The Belgians created them after WWII, and they were known generally as Farmer’s Guns. It’s a single-shot setup and as strong as an ox!

What kind of shotgun is a 12 gauge?

Double Barrel 12 Gauge with 32” barrels. This is a hard used civil war era double barrel shotgun. This gun has a very neat repairs. Near the action on both sides. The action functions well. The stock has a weathered appearance. Metal has an even brown patina.

Where do you find the Belgian mark on a gun?

This mark is found on guns that is not made in Belgium by countries that use proofs that is not recognized by the Belgian Proof House. The mark is applied after the gun has passed the Belgian proof. Double proof as prescribed by the French law of 1810. Black powder proof for rifles and shotguns. Can be without star and ring.

Are there any French built 12 gauge shotguns?

French built (cant find a makers name) side by side, hammer, 16ga 30″, pinfire! gun is in really good shape, considering its age. even still has the factory steel butt plate! Bores do hav …Click for more info “Francaise Robust 12 Gauge shotgun.