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DARNE, FRANCE, 16 gauge, 27 inch bbls, sliding breech, C&R OKAY


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Pennsylvania (PA)
Pennsylvania


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15 Years 9 Months
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WINNER: s****t
HIGH BID: $1,061.51
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Auction: 9178134

Auction Type:
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NRA Grade:
Excellent
Current High Bidder:
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History:
39 Bids ($0.01 starting bid)
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Bid Increment:
$10.00
Auction Start:
(June 16, 2009 13:16:09 PT)
Auction Ended:
(June 27, 2009 19:00:00 PT)

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Guns For Sale - DARNE, FRANCE, -- 16 gauge, 27 inch bbls, sliding breech, C&R OKAY

Here is a very unique pre war war shotgun. This is a French made, DARNE, 16 gauge, side by side shotgun with the unique sliding breech shotgun. There are no DARNE markings, but I believe it is a DARNE. The action is opened by lifting the "ears" and retracting the breech block, to eject the empty casings and load the gun. I am not an expert by any means on DARNE shotguns, but from what I can find, this is a very early style gun, with a one piece stock. The action works perfectly, and the bores are bright and shiny. No dents in the barrels and the ribs are tight. The barrels measure 27 inches and I do not know how they are choked. The length of pull is 14 1/2" to the front trigger. The wood is nice and solid with no cracks, but with one small chip at the toe. The action and breech end of the barrels is finely engraved. The pistol grip and forend are finely checkered. The barrels retain about 92-95% blue. The weight is a nice, trim, 5 3/4 pounds. I will need the buyer to provide a signed FFL or C&R and include $30 shipping and insurance. NO RESERVE!!! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - The Darne Shtogun - by Yves Butel In 1881, a gunsmith from Saint Etienne, Régis Darne, patented a new basically different type of shotgun. It has a fixed barrel and a rotating breech system : the C model. By pushing the top lever, the breech block rotates 90 degrees on the right and gives access to the chambers (it doesn’t have ejectors). C models were available in 3 grades : C2 to C4. In 1897, appeared the first famous sliding breech system that we know today. Improved years after years, it was a real commercial success and Darne shotguns won a lot of golden awards in gun shows and shooting competitions. Typical Darne action face: The first models had half block barrels, but after 1902 Darne used a new process to fit the barrels together: Tin soldering (at 250° C) and a Frette (mono-bloc) that holds the chambers. In fact, it was shown that the usual process of copper soldering (1000° C) for half block barrels can damage the temper. There is four models of sliding breech guns : the Halifax, R, P and V models. They all have automatic ejectors and reinforced butt stock by a wood screw inside the grip. B&W Pictures of Halifax, R-11, R-13, R-14 (76k) Color picture of V-21 (25k) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The grade is given by punch marks (PM) under the barrel table: (Typically add 10 to the number of punch marks to get the grade) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Proof Marks: The barrels proof marks consist in two interlaced palms surmounted by a crown (blazon of the city of Saint Etienne) Example of the 12 gauge 1913 black powder proof: Punch Black powder (grams) lead shot #8 (grams) Pressure (kg/cm²) X St Etienne 10 60 790 XX St Etienne 14.5 75 1130 XXX St Etienne 20 120 1440 XXXX St Etienne 30 180 1720 When the gun is finished, another proof test is performed: Black powder: Nitro powder: F surmounted by one crown: 960 kg/cm² S surmounted by one crown: 1370 kg/cm² PT (Poudre T) surmounted by one crown: 960 kg/cm² PT surmounted by two crowns: 1370 kg/cm² *Other nitro powders were also used. The following marks are commom: PR, PM, PJ and PS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Halifax Series: Three grades : type 3 (3 PM) to type 5 (5 PM) Upper barrel bolt from type 4 Proof : X for type 3, XX for type 4 and 5 Safety lever Wood in one piece one certain models (forearm+stock) depending on the year of fabrication -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The R Series: Eight grades : R10 to R17 (no PM to 7 PM) All the guns of this series have the upper barrel bolt Special closing disks are mounted on the breech from R13 Horn piece in the front of the forearm from R15 Proof : XX for R10 to R12, XXX for R13 to R17 Opening in two steps on all models (first unlock then slide) Safety lever -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The P Series: One Grade : P17 (7 PM) Upper barrel bolt Closing discs Proof : XXX Opening in one step (unlock and slide in one movement) Safety button -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The V Series: Four grades : V19 to V22 (9 PM to 12 PM) articulated triggers (firing pressure adjustable by shooter) Upper barrel bolt Closing discs Opening in one step Proof : XXX for V19 to V21, XXXX for V22 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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