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    Default Black Powder Shotgun

    My father (who was a gunsmith decades ago) stopped by my shop today.

    He brought an old rabbit-ear black powder shotgun with him that he has been working on for months.

    It is very old and has no markings on it except ELG and a star stamped on the underside of the barrel. The stamping is less than half the size of a dime.

    We are trying to find out something (anything?) about this shotgun. If anyone is familiar with the ELG stamp please let me know. Any other thoughts would also be appreciated!








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    Default Re: Black Powder Shotgun

    They are pre-WWI shotguns made in Belgium. The star and ELG are proof marks. Any other marks such as a crown or the number 12 near the star?

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    Default Re: Black Powder Shotgun

    Quote Originally Posted by BUCKMARK View Post
    They are pre-WWI shotguns made in Belgium. The star and ELG are proof marks. Any other marks such as a crown or the number 12 near the star?
    I do not remember, but will email my father right now and ask him. Thanks!
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