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GLS #618333 08/18/22 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by GLS
George, I was wondering why you've been missing meetings of GA (Guns Anonymous). Gil


Man, I need a chapter around here.


The world cries out for such: he is needed & needed badly- the man who can carry a message to Garcia
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Raimey: Yes, Franc is Slovenian. Similary, some Ferlach gunmakers Slovenized their names during the Slovenian/Yugoslavian rule after WWI (terminated in Oct. 1920).

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Tuve una preciosa escopeta superpuesta Franc Sodia, y no Franz, y cuenta la leyenda que esa terminación con la letra "c" y no la "z" se grabó en las armas fabricadas durante la ocupación de la fábrica por parte de los partisanos eslovenos en 1945, cuando terminó la II Guerra Mundial. Mi escopeta del calibre 16, con unos grabados preciosos, era de 1949 y tenía ese nombre grabado: Franc, con "C", Sodia.


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It was made in 1946 but needed re-sleeving in 1962.

Unless the barrels suffered some accidental damage (being driven over seems surprisingly common) this may show how corrosive shotgun cartridges were in the UK in the years following World War 2.

.410 cartridges do not seem to have benefited from non-corrosive primers until the early 1960’s, and cleaning with Aquaoil (a water based solution to dissolve the corrosive salts) was still,being recommended.

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Yeah, Ludwig Borovnik too was very loyal to his Slovenian heritage / roots after being disparaged by the German occupiers.

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Thanks for the history. I wasn't even sure Ferlach wasn't in the Soviet block after the war ended. The name on the bottom of the action does appear to be Franc instead of Franz but I figured it was just a mis-stamp. Thanks for the explanation of that. I think it is an interesting gun and I like the way it handles. The sleeving doesn't bother me at all. I'm glad the sleeving stamp got pointed out because I hadn't seen it before and wondered where it had been sleeved, if not England...Geo

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