need help with Identification

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by dblackwolf, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. dblackwolf

    dblackwolf New Member

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    Jul 22, 2011
    I just acquired my grandfather double barrel 20 gauge black powder rifle. The markings are <AMR> C-20 28145 15.2 S*1 700KGS. It also has two other marks: a 8 with a C attached and a [X] with a 91 above it. Does anyone know any information about this rifle. How old it is? Who is the maker? etc... thank you
     
  2. hrf

    hrf Well-Known Member

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  3. dblackwolf

    dblackwolf New Member

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    Jul 22, 2011
    I still dont know how old or maker But it does shoot.
     
  4. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    POST some pics. Apparently nobody can ID your shotgun from the markings.
     
  5. dblackwolf

    dblackwolf New Member

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    Jul 22, 2011
    I have 10 pic's of this gun. ( It does shoot)
     

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  6. dblackwolf

    dblackwolf New Member

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  7. dblackwolf

    dblackwolf New Member

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    Jul 22, 2011
    more pic's
     

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  8. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    It appears to be a double barrel shotgun with, what looks to me, Italian Brescia proof marks. I'm thinking it's of fairly recent manufacture, despite the hammers.????
     
  9. hrf

    hrf Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    It has modern Spanish proofmarks; the three balls in a triangle is the final black powder proof for muzzleloading shotguns, and the shield with crown and crossed guns is the mark used by the Eibar proofhouse (source: Wirnsberger's "The Standard Directory of Proof Marks").

    It's a 20th century reproduction, made or maybe only exported by Armas Aral, but I don't find much about the company.
     
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  10. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    I bow to hrf's info. Also, saw your question/pics and the same reply on another forum site. Nice piece, BTW. Have you shot it?
     
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