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Posted - 02/07/2018 :  3:55:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't know why they never look like the pictures in the book. Maybe it's just me.

The second one looks like Birmingham Black powder I think. Don't know about the first but I would appreciate your input.

I have changed the photo, hopefully this one is clearer. Thanks

Edited by - SP45 on 03/01/2018 8:10:57 PM

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Posted - 02/07/2018 :  4:32:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The cross scepters under the crown, was the Birmingham proof mark used until 1904. Can't find anything, regarding the marking? Inside the oval.

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Posted - 02/07/2018 :  11:48:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Went to another reference I have. It shows that "gauge" of the barrels, is shown inside a diamond shaped stamping. For some reason the stamping shape in your photo, is a oval not diamond shaped?

To make a long story short. The "36" inside the stamped oval. Would be 36 gauge, in the old British and European system. .410 to us nowadays, on this side of the pond.

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