need help with Identification

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  1. dblackwolf

    dblackwolf New Member

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    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

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

    Jim Hauff New Member

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    POST some pics. Apparently nobody can ID your shotgun from the markings.
  5. dblackwolf

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    I have 10 pic's of this gun. ( It does shoot)

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  6. dblackwolf

    dblackwolf New Member

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    sent 4 @ a time
  7. dblackwolf

    dblackwolf New Member

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    more pic's

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  8. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

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    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

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    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

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    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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