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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 20-bore side-by-side

It is an accepted fact in the gun trade that the name engraved on the barrel may not identify the actual maker (this includes ‘best’ English gunmakers who happily had their 3rd and 4th grade shotguns manufactured for them by … Continue reading

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