Dating antique spanish firearms
The penalty for that is that some of them get fuzzy.But since all we're interested in is proof marks, the fuzziness of other features isn't a huge drawback. Some strange things happened during the Spanish Civil War, when significant numbers of guns were either stolen or "stolen" while in storage, and just who did the stealing rather depended on exactly who - the Republicans, the Nationalists, or the (for a while) independent Basque government - controlled Guernica at the time. And there was more than a bit of outright "requisitioning" going on, starting with the Republicans about 1931, and continuing until after the end of the war in 1939.
big problems like, say, the approach of World War 2.In contrast with standard Mauser practice, these were two separate parts on 900 Series Astras. The exact location of the triad varied by model and production date.The Eibar proof house showed a preference for stamps on the left sides of guns, all things being equal.So, just when did the Eibar proof house switch from the older stamps to the newer ones? Guns proofed in 1928 might have either the older or newer stamps.Of course dating the older stamps can be an exercise, as they don't have a date code.