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I just bought this gun on a auction, to hang over the fire place only, after I clean it up. Thought I'd see if anyone could tell me more about it. Here is how the ad was worded.

Belgium, Double Barrel Side x Side Break Action 16 Gauge shotgun, 2 Shell Capacity, Wood Stock, 32" Barrel length, 48" Overall length, Engraved Stock, Checkered Stock and Forearm, Stock is split, All metal is pitted and very rusty, Wall hanger only, Missing (1) hammer and the other is very rusty. In Overall Poor Condition. Non-working Unsafe to Fire in Current Condition.
 

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Value will be very little in it's condition. As a wall hanger it is decoration value only. Maybe $50 and maybe not even that much.
 

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A lot of these were made back in Belgium before the turn of the century. If there aren't any markings on it then determining the manufacturer could be next to impossible. If it has Damascus barrels then they should be marked. The rust is quite bad and may have eroded any markings.
 

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The only markings I could find where under the Right & Left hammers.

(side 1)M.BRUNNER (side 2)IN MUNCHEN

There is much decorative work on this gun, And the 1st gun I seen with a wood trigger guard.
 

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Whoever wrote the ad, was clueless. It is not a break action and it doesn't take shells. It may be 16 gauge, but it is a percussion muzzleloader that is missing the ramrod. Put a little oil on some 0000 steel wool, clean it lightly, and hang it up.
 

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Whoever wrote the ad, was clueless. It is not a break action and it doesn't take shells. It may be 16 gauge, but it is a percussion muzzleloader that is missing the ramrod. Put a little oil on some 0000 steel wool, clean it lightly, and hang it up.
It's also German, not Belgian.
 

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If its German it should go good with the 1888 Mauser I purchased with it.

Now if anyone has an extra side hammer to sell for this muzzle loader that would be great. But If not I'll see if I can machine myself a new one.
 

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You may find a left-side hammer that fits, but the style won't match.

Just hang it over the fireplace with good side out and few will even notice.
 

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The remaining hammer is stuck in the down position, but I was able to now remove the barrel and found more markings on the bottom of the barrels.

ALLEGE PETRY 44
 

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M. Bruner in Munchen means it's most definitely German. Munchen is German for Munich and Munich is most definitely in Germany - I've been there several times.
 
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