A large 15 inches long percussion holster pistol with back action lock signed Braithwaite (Most likely John Braithwaite of Leeds, listed as a gun maker 1833-1861) The 10 inch .60” calibre barrel stamped with Birmingham black powder proof marks with end bead sight. Full walnut stock and original ebony ramrod. Good working action.
3rd variation 0 series guns switched over to brown "ribbed" military grips match numbered to the gun with the e/359 acceptance stamp at about serial number 011000 according to P.38 researcher Orv Reichert. One set that I examined were from AEG Dahlem code 38 with Z3 (explained later). 1940 to end of production:
EIBAR SPANISH DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNSide by side double barrel shotgun. No other markings than "Made in Spain". Choke ... on Aug 29, 2017
Some time later, the proof house decided that guns smaller than 10.6 mm (approximately .410") would be tested differently from larger ones. Thus, Pierto Fiocchi deemed that the .410 became the divider between serious guns and play guns and that this was probably the birth of the .410—though officially 12 mm in France.
A VERY GOOD COLONIAL/FRENCH & INDIAN WAR PERIOD MAPLE STOCK HUDSON VALLEY LONG FOWLER, ca. 1750: In overall very good, dark, “attic” original flintlock condition.Long, two-stage, pin-fastened, sighted, English-made, Crown/”IW” marked, 56", smoothbore, .75 caliber barrel with two (2), early, London Gunmaker, Co. proof-marks and a deeply russet-toned, untouched, patina with a very good ...
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century, 4'' octagon barrel with Belgian proof marks, engraved frame. Checkered wood grips, action currently works. Overall 7 1/4''.CONDITION: Typical signs of use. BURCHARD ... [more like this] Belgian Single Shot Shotgun Walnut stock. Stamped "Made in Belgium: and "Interarms / Alexandria, VA" with "PV" and other symbol marks. Unknown caliber.
The proof marks you describe would seem to be Belgian marks so it could be difficult to trace the true manufacturer. It may be possible to date the gun if any year code letters are present. I think I have a list somewhere, if I can find it I'll post a pic or link.
Montigny Mitrailleuse, a Belgian-Designed Volley Firing Gun: 65: De Reffye Mitrailleuse, a 25-Barreled Version as Modified by the French Ordnance Officer: 66: The Chassepot Rifle Cartridge that Was Used in the Mitrailleuse: 67: Farwell Machine Gun, Cal. .45 (Experimental Model) 69: Hotchkiss 37-mm Revolving Cannon Mounted on Ship's Gunwale: 72