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Offline John Proud

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Help with Proof Marks
« on: September 26, 2021, 05:40:29 PM »
Can anyone interpret the proof marks on this 12 guage muzzle loading shotgun? It was made by J D Dougal in Glasgow, Scotland.


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Re: Help with Proof Marks
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2021, 05:58:45 PM »
Hi,
The crown over "V" is London Gunmaker's Guild view mark.  The Crown over "GP" is the guild's definitive proof mark.  The lion rampant over the delicate interlaced cypher of "GP" is the guild's provisional proof mark.  These were a common suite of marks used used during the percussion era.

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Offline John Proud

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Re: Help with Proof Marks
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2021, 03:57:05 PM »
Dave,

Thanks for that information.

John