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#338932 09/21/13 03:56 PM
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I looked at a shotgun today with two sets of damascus barrels. The ribs on the barrels were marked Alb. Fornes Arqu A. One of the barrels also had H. Giltay stamped on the bottom. Any information would be appreciated.

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One of the barrels also had H. Giltay stamped on the bottom

Seems to be made in Belgium....

http://www.littlegun.be/arme%20belge/artisans%20identifies%20g/a%20giltay%20h%20gb.htm

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I agree the barrel is sourced in Belgium. The inscription on the rib though is French I think.

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Belgian, French, same thing? or is Belgian Flemish?

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There are 3 official languages in Belgium today, German, Dutch and French. Many people also speak some English.

I show Fornes as being located in Strasbourg.

If you really want help with information about a gun, photos are best.

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Here is a link to some pictures(I hope). There are two sets of Bernard barrels. One is rifle and 12 gauge and is "as new". The other set is 12 gauge and very used. Any thoughts on age, quality, value.

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Patrick,

Are there any proof marks on this gun?

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Are there any proof marks on this gun?

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Pete,
I put some pictures of the flats of both sets of barrels on the end of the slideshow. There are no marks on the action.

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Here you go Patrick
http://www.littlegun.be/arme%20belge/artisans%20identifies%20b/a%20bernard%20henri%20eugene%20gb.htm

Eugene probably made the gun for a distributor prior to 1898.
'AC' was likely the barrel maker but is not on PeteM's list nor the 1907 list of barrel makers in the Syndicat des Fabricants de Canons de Fusil de la Vesdre.

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