I received a gift yesterday from a business partner and good friend. A "Raick Freres" SxS. It's a two barrel set: one rifle and one shotgun -- 26", 20 ga, F/M -- and 24", 8x57JRS cal. -- serial number 44xxx.
The barrels are a deep blue, actually more black. The forearm has a button release on the tip. Frame is in polished in white. The wood is a very tight grain, highly figured black walnut. Straight grip stock, heavy on the bottom. Checkering is fine, 26 lpi or more and very well done. Wood to metal fit is excellent.
My friend bought the gun in Europe around 1970 from the original owner. He can't recall when the original owner said he bought it. He'd had it for some time before that. The gun has had very little use, with only a few boxes fired.
As much as I can gather on the web, they are quality made firearm, hand built in Liege, Belgium. Anyone have any information on one of these.