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#628210 04/01/23 11:37 AM
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Anyone recognize the maker for the 12b O/U ejector. She is a double gun, just upstairs/downstairs barrels.

The only identification is the engraved "Belgique" on the barrel sides and the use of imported 'Nickel Toledo Steel' Sheflield barrels. All internals are jeweled and gold washed. Photos included.

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Yeah, looks like a >>q<< dated back-action sidelock O/U destined to a French speaking territory. Reeks of Quality with the locks & tubesteel.

Has to be some clue, somewhere?

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Might just be one of a pair??

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My wild guess would be for one of the Boys Defourny like A.J. Defourny & similar to his Modèle Super B but I believe it was a bar action. Maybe Guillaume Defourny - Sevrin??

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Anyone aware of the 'crown' motif used by the engraver? Shows up on both locks, bottom receiver, top snap. Barrels are choked 0.017 U, 0.041 O.

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I am not, but I would hope that this passes by the eye of Jani & Mr. Neuberger?

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The engraving looks Austrian ,it's a very good looking gun

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Belgian O/U
This is a generic Liege Over/under.
Following makers had it on offer in their catalogues:
Lebeau-Courally,Forgeron,Duchateau,Defourny,Christophe.
A Forgeron has been on offer some years ago in the French Internet naturabuy.fr,
Springer/Vienna sold one similar years ago under its name but of Belgian origin.
The 3-pointed crown is simply a deco-element , aristo crown start with five-pointed
crown for "Baron".
Who built it ?
Recommend you to contact the Liege gurus in littlegun.be,
they could possibly identify the maker based on the
proof-year q for 1938 and the serial nr visible on the action body.
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I met Auguste Francotte end 70's, he would have needed 3 seconds to identify it, but he
is gone since long.
The Francotte manager of the 90's De Stoop is gone...
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Possibly the barrels had the retailer name on it, but with reblacking removed.
I do not know any Liege oldie....
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Good luck
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The Belgians made(make) guns "for the trade" also. The retailer likely just didn't (or couldn't) add the company name.
Mike


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