Antique D/B shotgun value?

Antique D/B shotgun value?

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    Question Antique D/B shotgun value?

    Many years ago, my father-in-law gave me an old double-barrel, rabbit-ear shotgun which I promptly put away in storage. I broke it out (after 20 years in a case) and looked it over.

    Here's what I have:

    Remington's first double barrel, Model 1889, matching serial numbers on barrel and receiver (84XXX). Last produced in 1908. I believe it's a 12 ga (not marked that I can see), possibly 16 ga. I'm pretty sure it's Grade 1 (decarbonized steel barrels?) or Grade 2 (Damascus barrels) as the higher grades all offered engraving of some sort and this one has none.

    The gun is complete. One firing pin is broken (Probably dry-fired once too often; have the pieces). Hammers and double triggers work fine. Stock is complete with a minor crack at the receiver and on the bottom someone appears to have made some notches and carved on it a bit.

    Not in promo condition but still intact. None of the original blueing is evident. While I realize that refinishing antique guns is taboo, if it has no real value, I think it would look nice restored and hanging in a rack.

    I wiped it down with oil and put it away until I can find out more about it.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks msgt/ret. That's the site I used initially. I corrected the final year and "decarbonized" steel barrels.
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    Here is some info from Remingtons website.

    http://www.remington.com/products/ar...odel-1889.aspx

    Have no info on the value but there was one listed on Guns America for $695.
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    Here is one for an auction that ended at gunbroker.
    $750 start bid, with a buy now of $850.

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=206389134
    Didn't sell.
    Good pic to compare to though.

    Or here;
    http://www.rockislandauction.com/vie...=46&iid=237929


    Or here for one that ened in June 2010
    http://www.auctionarms.com/closed/di...mnum=9751832.0


    Winner: m********1
    Current Price: $360.00
    Quantity: 1 lot
    Auction Closed: June 7, 2010 09:49:43 PDT
    Auction Type: Basic Style
    NRA Grade: Very Good
    History: 26 Bid(s) ($0.01 starting bid)

    Also with a lot of good pics to compare.


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