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I told you that I have a 20 ga W&C Scott &Son ejector expressly made for Luis Vives & Cía (Luis Vives was Schilling's father-in-law).

On the rib there is a gold cross. A good american hunter told me that it is the Maltese cross. I see this cross in others Scott &Son, but may be a choose of who purchase the shotgun. I don't know.

What do you think that it means?
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Thanks un advance.

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Very nice! The cross is from the knights of Saint John Hospitalable (sp) The four arms of the cross represent the four Cardinal Values: prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance.

I have seen a few German gun with the same cross. I use to think of The cross associated with German military until a German officer set me straight. He had a Merkel o/u with the cross in gold on top rib and on the trigger guard.

But I am sure if you go on line, and do a search I would expect you’ll find a ton of information on the meaning of the 8 pointed cross. But I’ll stick to the 4 cardinal values.

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A 28 gauge shooter too!

Thanks for you reply. Yes, I was told it was the Maltese cross or St. John's cross. Not the german iron cross cause this SxS was made in 1898. I have seen it on other Scott shotguns and and I thought it was a brand seal.

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Templar cross (Malta)....may have belonged to a mason

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This star is not uncommon on Scotts. What does it signify ?

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Here is another.

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Daryl,

maybe it's the Douglas star - look here:

http://cameronians.org/brief-history/index.html#thebadge

in the last paragraph "The Camaronian Badge:

" one of the oldest insignia in Scottish heraldry - the Douglas star. Its first use dates from circa 1350. More properly it is called a roundel, the wheel of a spur."

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Wolfgang, thanks. I recently added a Scott with a 6 pointed star to the post with the 8 pointed star. I am sure there is a special meaning to each. Does the roundel or Douglas come in other than 5 points ?

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Daryl, the Problem are the Points - there is the Brunswick Star with 8 Points:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunswick_star#:~:text=The%20Brunswick%20star%20is%20an,services%20in%20England%20and%20Wales.

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I think, this points the right direktion:

http://www.freemasons-freemasonry.com/blazing_star.html


make sense...!?

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look the Charter " The Points of the Star" !

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