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My uncle liberated this single shot .22 from France during WW II. On the right hand side there is a crown B, crown U. On the left side there looks like there might be some markings but they are under the wood stock and can't be fully seen. There is a 1 stamped in the metal butt plate and four W's stamped in the wood in various locations. Barrel is octagon. Any information on identifying this gun would be much appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Welcome to TFF.

You have what is commonly called a "Flobert" but this one has the Warnant action with an actual breechblock, whereas the original Flobert used only a heavy hammer to contain the charge.

http://www.littlegun.be/arme belge/artisans identifies t w/a warnant creon julien gb.htm

Most were made in Belgium, but the marks you describe are German proofmarks.

They are weak actions and should not be fired with modern .22s. The Warnant breechblock arms often broke at the hinge points, and judging from the crosspoint screw heads on this one, it may have had problems.

This one appears to have a double set trigger, not usually found on these.
 
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