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Hello, I found this site while researching an old family heirloom. Lots of information here! I have a SxS 16 double that I was told was made in Belgium and was described as a "Hardware store gun". Well, doing a bit of research I find that it is probably French and was made in St. Eitinnes. I also found it has 2 1/2 inch chambers, marked 65 on the barrel flats. I have sadly only fired 2 3/4 in it in the past, it was all that was available. I will try to post pictures. Can anyone tell me more about it? Thanks.
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It is a Rhombus but that isn't a typical St. Etienne proofmark. Pleasure us with some additional images of the marks on the tubes and on the water-table.

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If I recall, the only marking on the water table is the serial number. I will check again when I get home. I will research that name, but in a nutshell, what is it? Is it collectable? I will get more pictures later also. Thanks for the reply!
 

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It means Grand Prize, possibly @ a shoot in Morocco or maybe some type of novel advancement like light tubes by barrel maker Didier. But in the end it is just advertising.

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There should be additional marks on the barrels forward of the flats up to the forend hanger.

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Most of it is just advertising...... The French abolished compulsory proof, so they advertised a lot on their wares to assure the hunter that he was a custodian of a quality longarm.

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Hum. I do not see the typical initials or advertising near the lower rib. Are there marks on the receiver / frame / water-table?

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