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#622360 11/20/22 11:25 AM
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Acquired this Belgium built 12g SLE O/U from a local estate sale. Any information appreciated. No maker information on the gun. Appears to have a no.2 barrel, but not with the gun. Photos for identification.

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Q would be 1938 proof date probably 1 of a pair, which seems to be a good sign of better quality. Any names on the gun? More pics?

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LetFly #622364 11/20/22 11:46 AM
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Interesting that it seems to have English tubes in a Belgian gun, the reversal of what often happens.

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LetFly #622369 11/20/22 12:46 PM
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JNO. HY. ANDREW & CO. LTD. TOLEDO STEEL WORKS SHEFFIELD appears on high grade between the wars doubles of several Liege makers; including Verney-Carron, Jules Bury, Nicolas Lajot, L. Christophe & F. Thonon
http://www.littlegun.be/arme%20belge/artisans%20identifies%20t%20w/a%20thonon%20fernand%20gb.htm
It is unclear if the tubes were manufactured in Liege or England.

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LetFly #622370 11/20/22 12:54 PM
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Ah, bar stock could have been delivered but like Krupp, etc. All steel makers filed a trademark & then licensed a local steel concern to make the bar stock

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JNO. HY. ANDREW & CO. LTD. TOLEDO STEEL WORKS SHEFFIELD Barrels on a Belgian gun is a sign of high quality, they are first rate quality and costs a bit more than Krupp in the same period.

A great looking quality gun.

What is the barrel length and overall weight?


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Engraving almost looks Austrian

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LetFly #622420 11/21/22 07:49 AM
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Barrel length: 27.5", total gun weight: 7# 3oz. Choked +0.710 U and +0.689 O.

From what I can see, hammers, ejector hammers, cocking dogs, all gold washed.

Photo of safety mark:
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Forearm with ivory insert:
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Ejector hammers:
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LetFly #622422 11/21/22 08:46 AM
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Um, hum....... Sûr for Safe and an Anson Pushrod forend.


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Really nice gun. Is there a reason you described it as an O/U?

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