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I have three Francotte VL&D shotguns I would like to know manufacture dates.

629xx

765xx

847xx



Second question: One gun's right barrel is stamped "18.4" without a second choke number. Am I correct in assuming this is a Cylinder no choke? The left barrel is "18.5" and "18.3".

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Check the G&H database.


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Where is it?


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Bobby, if you go to the parent website of this forum, doublegunshop.com there is a listing of a variety of makers with serial numbers by date. My understanding is some of them may have been shown to be less that perfect, but in general provide a pretty good guideline. Francotte is one of the makers listed.

It's in the "other useful information" section


https://www.doublegunshop.com/dgsnos2.htm


My new Francotte dates to 1921

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Something else you can do is email Bob Beach at G&H. He's no longer officially maintaining their data base, but he'll usually respond. (Or maybe someone else has picked up where Bob left off.) They have the old VL&D records as well as the later Abercrombie & Fitch records.

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