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A few years back, a guy I was working with showed me one of his dad's guns. It was made in France, he got it there while in the Marines. It had an unusual action. It was a double barrel 16 gauge. It had 2 tabs protuding from the top of the receiver. You hooked the ends of your fingers on those and pulled them up, then the action would slide back exposing the chambers. It was very light weight, probably in the 5-6 lbs. range. It had a staight grip stock, with a very light colored , highly grained, walnut, with fine line checkering. I can't remember the manufactorer. Do any of you know what this gun was? His dad got it back in the '50's, right after serving in Korea. His dad I remember called it a Possum nose, because looking down at the top of the action did resemble a possum's head.
 

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DARNE PICTURES

WHEN I IDENTIFIED THE DARNE I SHOULD HAVE INCLUDED SOME PICTURES. MINE IS A 20 GA. AND A DREAM TO USE.THE DARNE IS THE ONLY SLIDING BREECH BLOCK TO FIND WORLD WIDE FAVOR. WHILE THEY DID NOT FIND MUCH ACCEPTANCE IN THE US.THEY WERE AND STILL ARE FAVORED WHERE THERE IS FRENCH INFLUENCE.
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