Re: First Post - need help to identify
Well, that is no repro. Potsdam (now a suburb of Berlin) was a German gun making center from early on, but that marking looks odd, almost as if it were put there later. I would date that gun to around 1760, but am more than willing to be corrected by someone with better information. Searching for proof marks would probably be pointless for a gun that early, but you might turn up something.
The engraving on the plate would probably be the initials of the first owner.
Last edited by Jim K; 11-22-2010 at 09:14 PM..