Help Identify Shotgun
This is a discussion on Help Identify Shotgun within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I know just about zilch about shotguns, so bear with me.
I have a "chance" to buy and old 12 Gauge. It has about a ...
November 15th, 2011 04:54 PM
Help Identify Shotgun
I know just about zilch about shotguns, so bear with me.
I have a "chance" to buy and old 12 Gauge. It has about a 26" bbl.
The only writting I can find on it says....."Twist Belgium" on the left side, and "---Inchange--" on the left.
On the barrel it says F DU--OULIN & Co.
On the bottom of the handgrip (or whatever its called where you curl your shooting fingers around) the is a SIX Pointed Star about 1.5 inches in diameter.
Come on, I just KNOW one (or more) of you guys will identify it!
Thanks in advance,
November 15th, 2011 04:59 PM
It might be worth something as an antique, but I'd be highly cautious of the words "Twist Belgium" since that indicates an old Damascus-type barrel made from (twisted/welded wire) that could only handle mild black-powder shells.
All modern shotshells have a big warning on the box not to use them in guns with Damascus or twisted wire barrels (they can easily blow apart like a bomb with higher pressure smokless powder).
November 15th, 2011 05:01 PM
November 15th, 2011 07:43 PM
Sounds like a display piece-Depending on model and age, it might be worth some good money. The twist would really concern me about the safety of shooting the gun.
"Just blame Sixto"
I reserve the right to make fun, point and laugh etc.
November 15th, 2011 07:50 PM
That did it.
Will NOT be purchasing same.
YOU GUYS ARE GOOD!
November 16th, 2011 12:26 AM
You were smart to pass on it unless you were looking for a decorative wall-hanger.
Originally Posted by Zsnake
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November 16th, 2011 07:18 AM
I've got an old exposed hammers dbl bbl that was given to me by some family. I wouldn't consider shooting it, but it sure is a nice decoration in my office.
November 16th, 2011 12:04 PM
Yeah...I told the seller to take it to an Cracker-Barrel or Applebees.
Maybe they would but it for the walls of the restaurant.
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