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#600550 07/30/21 03:57 PM
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Got a new boomstick now seeing if the big brains can help decipher a maker/craftsman. Gun seems to have all the bells and whistles.[img]http://ibb.co/Hr8fzvT
[img]http://ibb.co/JjPQ97d[/img]

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This will get you started
https://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=232252

Possibly Charles Masquelier
http://www.littlegun.be/arme%20belge/artisans%20identifies%20ma/a%20masquelier%20gb.htm

By the font I suspect C&M was the importer. Is there nothing on the rib?

It was made 1910 to 1921; there is no lettre annale

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So there is a C&M above the Fluid Pressed Steel stamping...would this confirm Charles Masquelier?

Where on the rib should I look?

I should note the barrels must be replacements as the action/stock have a different serial number.

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[Linked Image from jpgbox.com]

Fantastic piece of wood.


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Whitworth had to be sourced out of England.

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M.C. possibly Charles Masquelier
The Belgian initials were often last name first.

C&M may have been the jobber for the Whitworth tubes.

65mm = 2 1/2" chambers

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I added a picture of the ejector mechanism to the imgbb album. Not sure if that's helpful. Got the sidelock screw out but sidelocks don't want to fall out...

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Run the retaining screw in from the right & maybe use a thin drift pin to lightly tap it out?

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I don't see the pic you note?


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if it's a masquelier gun, it should have his mark, which is a stylized "mask"....somewhat triangular in shape if my memory is correct...should be on the water table....please give a shot of the flats.

looks like there are two different numbers on the tubes....right tube looks like 35705, and left tube is easier to read at 35786 - those may be tube numbers, not serial numbers. also see 654 stamped rather lightly on the right barrel flat...is that the serial #?

as docdrew observes, there is no lettre annale....so it's pre 1922.

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tom

Last edited by graybeardtmm3; 07/30/21 07:38 PM.

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