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 Post subject: Help in identifying a shotgun
PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:33 pm 
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I have a very old 12 ga double barrel shotgun that my father gave to me. The only English writing on it is the word “ideal” in an oval. It’s a beautiful piece, lots of very intricate engravings. Trying to find out more about this shotgun.

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 Post subject: Re: Help in identifying a shotgun
PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:33 pm 
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Perhaps a Manufrance Ideal --

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 Post subject: Re: Help in identifying a shotgun
PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:38 pm 
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Your father's gun has a birth certificate! Remove the forearm and separate the barrels from the frame, then take some clear, close-up photos of ALL the markings stamped on the gun and post them here. The marks stamped on the barrel flats, underside of the barrels and on the frame action flats/watertable should tell us who made it, where it was proofed, the gauge, chamber length, bore diameter and choke dimension.

As Researcher01 mentioned, the Ideal name is associated with the French firm of Manufrance. An examination of all the marks and some good photos of the top, sides and bottom of the frame will help forum members to I.D. the gun.

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 Post subject: Re: Help in identifying a shotgun
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:56 pm 
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Welcome to SGW, Sixturner ! {hs#

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 Post subject: Re: Help in identifying a shotgun
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:49 pm 
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I am trying to figure out how to upload pictures here...what am I missing?


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 Post subject: Re: Help in identifying a shotgun
PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:02 am 
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Sxturner67IL wrote:
I am trying to figure out how to upload pictures here...what am I missing?


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