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Here is Ron Gabel's answer to question number 5095

Question:

Mr. Gable: I am looking for a source that shows the "proof marks" and "view" marks for American made shotguns (double barrell). Can you help me? Thank you and have avery nice Thanksgiving Lee Simmers

Answer:

Proof marks found on American gun barrels generally mean the gun was made using an imported barrel. Proof marks were applied by an official body or proof house to certify that a gun was strong enough to withstand the rigours of continual use. Details can be found in Gerhard Wirnsbergers "The standard dictionary of Proof Marks" (Jolex 1975).

Submitted By: LEE SIMMERS On: 11/18/2003 12:59:16 PM

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