Damascus Shotgun/Rifle tube (ML2)  Ref: S629
The following is an extract from a booklet published by E. Heuse-Lemoine - 'Manufacture of Damascus Gun Barrels'

"Let us say that Liege, so renowned for its sporting guns, no more so than London and Paris does not possess a single barrel maker for manufacturing sporting guns. This part of the firearm being a speciality in the general maufacturing of guns is the particular industry of numerous works (forges) of the Valley of the Vesdre from where every year, hundreds and thousands of barrels are made and supplied to the gun manufacturers at Liege, and also to many others, all over the world, but more especially to the English and American."