Monthly Archives: October 2012

AYA Model 400 Spanish proof marks

Spanish proof marks from my 1960 AYA Model 400 (precursor of the model 4) 12-bore SxS. Barrel flats: Left to right: F*1 = Spanish date code for 1960 Lion over AYA in circle = AYA house mark ‘X’ in shield … Continue reading

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Miroku M500 proof marks

Via the magic of Photoshop, the various proof markings are separated out below. Circular mark above serial number = Miroku house symbol 410677= Serial number SP in circle surmounted by ‘horns’ over NP = Japanese nitro proof (see below) 20 … Continue reading

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