I'm not sure of the value of your shotgun. I have a Montgomery Wards Hercules, double barrel shotgun, with external hammers. With all the research I have done it is a Stevens 217. I have been looking for a set of barrels for this gun. Can you describe your gun to me. Petter
2-6 USD or so
Turn of the century, inexpensive.
Most likely turn of the century
Savage/Stevens Model 5000 very much a model 311
A shotgun barrel with a cylinder bore choke.
yes a rifled shotgun barrel or smooth shotgun barrel
213409 nitro special
Slide the Top Lever to the right to open the chamber. Turn the shotgun upside down. Look at the end of the barrel between the receiver and barrel. Get a flashlight and you'll see a series of numbers stamped in the bottom of the barrel.
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$200-$250 in top condition. Only value is as a shooter, they are not collectible.
it was made in 1918
If there is a serial number, it should be conspicously marked on the receiver. Shotguns and small caliber rifles did not require serial numbers before 1968, so many do not have one. If it is a break-action single shot or double barrel, there may be additional markings on the bottom of the barrel(s) and on the flat parts of the action that the barrel covers when the it is closed. The Hercules brand name was used by Montgomery Ward on guns made by Iver Johnson and J. Stevens.
Less than $200.
Hercules brand is made by Iver-Johnson first introduced in 1900 and has many replicas but not worth too much about $100.00
They are worth $150.00 to $400.00 depending on the condition and where you live.
Seldom bring more than 150 or so
Trade name, 50-100 USD
One difference is that the inside of a shotgun barrel is smooth and the inside of a rifle barrel is what they call "fluted" which puts rotation on the bullet as it moves though the barrel.
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