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What is the age and manufacturer of a double barrel 12 gauge shotgun with external hammers damascus barrels and Royal stamped on the barrel and United Arms Factories Liege stamped beside the hammers?



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There is a long list of shotguns that are marked Royal, but I cannot find the United Arms part of your marking in my lists. All that I do find are attributed to Anciens Etablissments Pieper in Leige, Belgium, so I would bet on that being the source of yours, too. Since this version of the company name was first used in 1905 and the export of civilian firearms from Belgium ended when the Germans invaded in 1914, that would make your gun right around 100 years old.