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Re: SxS DBL Damascus steel - help needed
Fulton serial numbers started at 30000 and many of the early ones we call Transition guns, being that the transition from Syracuse to Fulton many of these early guns have the attributes of a Syracuse gun with now Fulton parts. The bottom of the receiver is one, Syracuse guns had the squared rectangular lug coming through the receiver as shown in the pictures, whereas the Fulton guns were rounded. Also many of these early Fulton guns had no makers name on the barrels. The early engraving is another, the lowest grade made at Syracuse was a Grade 2, Fulton started with a Grade 1.