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Posted 4 years ago

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Mrbill100
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I found this about 30 years ago in the corner of my grandfathers machine shed. Not sure of the make. I do know its .22. There are no names, only symbols that I have included a picture of. Any help in identification would be great. Thanks, Bill

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  1. Babalooie, 4 years ago
    The mark on the right looks like a Belgian proof mark from the Liege proof house. It was first used in 1853. It was described as a, "View stamp and inspection mark for firearms "PERRON"".

    Unable to determine the meaning behind the star over the letter A.
    If I find out anything else, I'll post it.

  2. Babalooie, 4 years ago
    I forgot to add, the gun looks like it may have been modified from something else. Can't be sure, but it's missing a trigger guard and the way the stock fits up with the receiver makes me think it wasn't done in a factory. The hammer appears to have been modified.
    I may be totally wrong, but these are my first impressions.
  3. Lee Sayer, 4 years ago
    Mrbill100: Not sure if this will help but in the 1900 Sears catalog is a picture and description of a rifle simular to yours made by Quackenbush.
  4. Babalooie, 4 years ago
    It doesn't look like photos of the Quackenbush rifles I've seen. Quackenbush rifles were made in Herkimer, NY. and wouldn't normally have a Belgian proof mark.

  5. Babalooie, 4 years ago
    It's an antique single shot Flobert rifle made in Belgium. Do a Google search for the word, " Flobert" or "Belgian Flobert" and you should see some examples. If not, go to Gunbroker.com and search for "Flobert". It looks like the trigger guard is missing and part of the stock may be gone also. I was wronf about the hammer. It appears to be a factory hammer. Hope this helps.

    It may be bored for .22 short ammo. If you ever decide to shoot this gun, I suggest you use CB Caps. The older guns were made to handle low pressures associated with black powder. Modern ammo produces much higher pressures and could cause catastrophic damage to the gun ot the person firing it.

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