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Hello everybody. I'm not sure if this is the right section for this or not. It it isn't, please accept my apologies and move it to the correct location.

I've been handed down an old Walther side by side, 16 gauge shotgun that my grandfather gave to my grandmother a long time ago, possibly in the 1940's. I've searched all over the internet and have found absolutely no information on this piece. I'm just so curious as to its origins and when it was possibly made. My understanding is that some of the wording on the gun is for the type of steel that was used and the town or factory that it was built in. I have absolutely no intententions of selling it and I will hand it down to my son as it was handed down to me. Any information that you guys and gals could give me would be very much appreciated. Thank you so much for your time.

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For some reason unknown to me, the images you posted are not viewable without clicking on each individual link. A real PITA.

Congrats for owning a Walther SxS, a scarce and under-appreciated shotgun of the III Reich. You needed to search a bit more I think. Here is a link of some years ago that includes a photo of mine.

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The details of your shotgun are the markings on the underside of the barrel flats. The cartridge size, caliber and date of manufacture are found there.

Making some comparisons with the images you provided, it appears your Walther shotgun is the Modell WSF (Walther Selbstspanner Flinten) Standardausführung (Standard Finish) that was retailed by Stoeger in the US at $100. From the production date on the end barrel flats (11.35), your gun was produced in Nov/Dec 1935 and should be serialed in the 15xx range. I would appreciate if you would share the serial number for our data base.
 

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Trapper, have you posted this shotgun on a web forum before? I have a duplicate photo of this shotgun in my digital files that is dated 2006.
 

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Thank you for the information. I haven't Posted my shotgun before. The first two pictures are from the internet. I'm away from home right now and wasn't able to take those two pictures. They are exactly identical though. I can take more pictures when I get back home.
 

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Thank you for the information. I haven't Posted my shotgun before. The first two pictures are from the internet. I'm away from home right now and wasn't able to take those two pictures. They are exactly identical though. I can take more pictures when I get back home.
Okay, that explains it. Those are the photos I had in my image file. I look forward to seeing closer images of the receiver.
 

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Walther Model WSF 16ga. SxS shotgun

Trapper forwarded some photos of his handsome shotgun for us to share on the forum. This particular model has the single set of sears denoted by the single large screw head on each side of the rear of the receiver. Two sets of sears were offered by Walther and are shown by twp large screw heads on the side of the receiver at the rear like shown on mine in the link posted above.
 

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