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DB-81 Proof Question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Tom@eel, Jan 11, 2013.

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  1. Tom@eel

    Tom@eel Member

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    I've been in the market for a 29-30" DB-81 for some time. When that gorgeous CC showed up yesterday I was way slow to react.....SOLD! Anyway, I was confused by what I believed to be the proof stamp on the monoblock....XXX that would suggest 1974. Can anyone explain?
     
  2. john g.

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    Tom

    I have a late model DB81 31.5" Choke tube gun if you are interested.I sent more Pics and detail of gun in a P.M. to you.

    John G.
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  3. EuroJoe

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    There is a beauty listed for sale here, reduced to 4750. Not sold yet, s/n 59XXX. the 3 Xs are not date code or proof marks, the are the last 3 digits of the serial number, a common practice.
     
  4. Tom@eel

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    Joe,
    Unless I have this confused with another gun, I thought the original listing showed the bottom of the monoblock where the XXX was stamped. I could be wrong, usually am. Not referring to the SN XXX

    Tom
     
  5. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    The DB-81 was first produced in 1981 and endorsed in Trap & Field by Dan Bonillas. My TMX and MX-3 both have alpha code AI under the monobloc and this means proof date 1982. The link above shows the 2 character alpha code for guns made in Italy.
     
  6. bow377

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    Hello, EUPOJOE, I have a DB81 COMBO let I would like to sell. I'm at 559-935-1750
     
  7. drgondog

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    Proof mark AI is 1982, XXIV is 1968, XXX is 1974, AA is 1975, AC is 1977
     
  8. EuroJoe

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    Tom, I think you have got it confused. By the way, I'm not looking to buy a DB-81
     
  9. whiz white

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    Click the above link to my site and I have a listing showing the year of manufacture based upon the stamping on the undereside of the monobloc.

    WW
     
  10. Tom@eel

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    OK................I apparently was confused, hallucinating, must have skipped my med's. Probably shouldn't shoot 'till it passes....Go fishing instead.

    Tom
     
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