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I have attached a photo of some proofs on a what I am told is a Franz Sodia Cape Gun in 16 x 9.2x72R. I know less about Austrian proofs than I do about German proofs however, there seems to be a lot more info available on the German proofs.

If what little I have found holds true, I would believe this to be a firearm proofed in 1921 at Ferlach. The 16 gauge is fairly obvious to me though I have no idea exactly what 16.9 means. Also, I see the 9.3 with a sideways 2 next to it but again am clueless. I take the 1921 from the number 5077.21. that I believe means the 5077th proof in that proof house in 1921. I understand the Nicht fur Kugel as Not for Ball (Slugs.)

Please help me out if you can with anything that I have wrong or don't understand. I am assuming this is not nitro proofed but "who knows?"


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16,9 is bore/mussle diameter a indication for choke. I assume it is safe if the action is tight for traditional bird shot with felt cullot.
 
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Thank you. For the sake of argument, do you have any idea how tightly this may be choked based upon those markings?


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