January
S M T W T F S
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31
Who's Online Now
3 members (skeettx, danross70, 1 invisible), 228 guests, and 5 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums10
Topics35,124
Posts495,609
Members13,954
Most Online462
Aug 5th, 2016
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 2 of 2 1 2
battle #569195 04/06/20 10:46 PM
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 8,260
Likes: 1
Sidelock
**
Offline
Sidelock
**

Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 8,260
Likes: 1
Top lever hammer gun with Damascus tubes. If it is French or Belgian, it is a bit of an odd bird. The French moved away from Damascus a long time before the English. When you see Damascus tubes on a French gun it is usually on an older opening system than a top lever hammer gun.

Really neat. Love to see Gene try a couple of Ruffed Grouse flushes with a hammer gun.

Best,
Ted
__________________________________________
If Lonny had enough shots in him to settle the DTs and got
his heater smoked before the flush, he could try too.

battle #569203 04/07/20 09:09 AM
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 1,778
Likes: 2
Sidelock
***
Offline
Sidelock
***

Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 1,778
Likes: 2
FUSIL DE CHASSE à percussion centrale, chiens extérieurs, deux coups, calibre 12-75 (18). Canons damas juxtaposés de 76,5 cm de Didier Drevet. Platines gravées " L. Chalet à Saint Etienne ". Crosse en noyer quadrillé, marquée sur une pièce de laiton aux armes couronnées de Poncins. Dans un étui jambon en cuir " Count de Poncins ". Fabriqué en 1887.
N°5275 - 1887. Poids : 3,370 Kg.

Shotgun, center-fire, hammer gun, double trigger, 12 gauge 3" chambers. SxS Damascus 30" barrels by Didier Drevet. Side plate engraved "L. Chalet at Saint Etienne." Walnut Stock checkered marked on a brass plate with the crowned arms of Poncins. In a chestnut leather case "Count of Poncins." Made in 1887. 7 lbs 7 oz.

It's black powder proofed. I think what appeals to me so much is the simplicity and beauty of the lines. It has Damascus (check) and is a hammer gun (check). It's also a Saint Etienne gun with 30" barrels and 3" original chambers. With the weight it had to be a pigeon gun of sorts (note flat file rib). Saint Etienne is close to Saint Chamon, where my wife's family lives - almost home. I'm sure I'd find a way to shoot low pressure modern loads with it. Didier-Drevet was a legendary barrel maker.

Last edited by Argo44; 04/09/20 10:39 AM.

Baluch are not Brahui, Brahui are Baluch
battle #569205 04/07/20 09:21 AM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,317
Likes: 6
Sidelock
**
Offline
Sidelock
**

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,317
Likes: 6
Those sound like all the right reasons to me.

I once spent 4 yrs tracking a Joseph Lang double rifle for lesser reasons than those. It was worth the hunt.

Good luck.


_________
...never pay Dave "one more dime"
Page 2 of 2 1 2

Link Copied to Clipboard

doublegunshop.com home | Welcome | Sponsors & Advertisers | DoubleGun Rack | Doublegun Book Rack

Order or request info | Other Useful Information

Updated every minute of everyday!


Copyright (c) 1993 - 2021 doublegunshop.com. All rights reserved. doublegunshop.com - Bloomfield, NY 14469. USA These materials are provided by doublegunshop.com as a service to its customers and may be used for informational purposes only. doublegunshop.com assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in these materials. THESE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT-ABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. doublegunshop.com further does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within these materials. doublegunshop.com shall not be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including without limitation, lost revenues or lost profits, which may result from the use of these materials. doublegunshop.com may make changes to these materials, or to the products described therein, at any time without notice. doublegunshop.com makes no commitment to update the information contained herein. This is a public un-moderated forum participate at your own risk.

Note: The posting of Copyrighted material on this forum is prohibited without prior written consent of the Copyright holder. For specifics on Copyright Law and restrictions refer to: http://www.copyright.gov/laws/ - doublegunshop.com will not monitor nor will they be held liable for copyright violations presented on the BBS which is an open and un-moderated public forum.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5
(Release build 20201027)
Responsive Width:

PHP: 7.0.33-0+deb9u9 Page Time: 0.029s Queries: 20 (0.006s) Memory: 0.8054 MB (Peak: 1.8993 MB) Data Comp: Off Server Time: 2021-01-26 05:59:11 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS