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    shotgun 12.jpg

    Thank you axel for the explanation on the crippled eagle. I found another mark on the barrel. It my be a random marking between makers like Axel talked about or not, I don't know.

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    Guy,
    That´s Ehrhardt/Rheinmetall I believe. Steel, and if I remember correctly also manufacturer of weapons.

    Axel,
    Interesting.

    This distorted/"crippled" eagle is similar to later eagles http://www.hallowellco.com/proof_mar..._countries.htm (scroll down) only its wings are wider apart and not so completed.

    Also, seems to me that the birds on the tubes are different. Could be wrong, though. My eyes are not what they used to be and with the eagles being on the tubes it´s hard to say. And no, I´m not suggesting anything, I´m as eager to see new things as any of us. If different, I wonder which came first on this particular weapon?

    Another also, was the facility in Suhl ever non-active right after WW1? I´ve seen it suggested it was. Believed it too.

    Yet another also, as it recently came up in a discussion (elsewhere) I would very much appreciate images of differing arsenal eagles, and also wish to learn more about them. This grinding-off crowns sounds really interesting.

    Realize this is gravely off-topic, but anyone willing to share info on a Wilhelm Meyer, Nürnberg, is welcome to contact me. Retailer and exporter to my knowledge.

    If the link does not work it´s just cause I´m forever on the warpath as regards computers. Or it may actually be the other way around!

    Kind regards
    Peter

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    Peter, thank you for identifying that mark. I had to get the light just right to see it. thanks, Guy

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    Axel,
    Was the "crippled eagle" only used in (red) Suhl, or was it used in other proof houses as well. This seems to be an interesting period, that little is known about(in US, at least).
    Mike

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    Hello all, I hope this isn't the end of the discussion on this weapon. It seems to me there is a lot of German history related to the time this shotgun was made. I've learned quite a lot already and hope it continues. Thanks, Guy

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