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Old 9th November 2019, 09:59 PM   #1
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Location: Michigan, U.S.A.
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Default Chesapeake Market Hunter

Would anyone happen to know what the, I assume Proof, mark relates to?
This mark is near the breech of the left barrel, a double 8 gauge percussion shotgun. No other visible markings. This gun was given me by my Delmar High School science teacher, Joseph Glackin, who said it had been used for market hunting. As we lived on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake bay this seemed reasonable to me. I have no recollection over the last half-century of having looked under the barrels, so I can't comment on any other markings.
Recently I decided to give it to a class mate who lives in Salisbury Maryland, and who understands hunting. I'm getting just a tad elderly, and no one here in Michigan would have a clue about Chesapeake Bay matters.
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