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Antique, 22 caliber, single-shot, octagonal barrel, flat

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Antique, 22 caliber, single-shot, octagonal barrel, flat hammer head with raised diagonal center edge to strike whole rim, round loads manually into barrel with the bottom half of the breach a lever pulling back and down to help remove shell. The only mark is either an L or E over L G in an oval.
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Hi,

What you have is one of the hundreds or even thousands of Belgian made guns that was imported in the late 1800's and early 1900's. There were so many independent gun makers that did not put any identifying info on their guns, that it is impossible to tell who made it. The "E over LG" is a Belgian proof mark that was used starting in 1893. The values are generally in the $150 to $200 range. The following link will take you to a list of about 200 different makers. Click on a name and it will show pictures of the guns. These are only from known makers. http://www.littlegun.be/arme%20belge/a%20a%20artisans%20identifies%20gb.htm

Check the following one to see if it is like your gun. http://www.littlegun.be/arme%20belge/artisans%20identifies%20g/a%20galand%20gb.htm

I hope this helps you,

Tom

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