A damascus barrel is a barrel made of damascus steel, which is steel produced by hammering two different steels together. The twist refers to the pieces of steel being twisted while they are hammered, which produces the distinctive pattern on the steel.
Damascus barrel (in French).
With the serial number that you provided,your Ithaca double barrel shotgun with the damascus barrels was produced in the year 1900.
Impossible to answer without knowing make and model.
Needs to be examined by a gunsmith
Damascus steel is made by folding a mild steel together with a high-carbon steel to make it stronger, and gives it a pretty pattern. Problem with Damascus barrels is that, while they work fine with low pressure black powder loads, modern smokeless shotshells are likely to cause the barrel to rupture, which is bad. If a shotgun has a Damascus barrel, it's very old and probably just a wall-hanger.
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Steel or Damascus barrels?
KD stands for damascus barrel I do not know what the Y stands for. You should not fire the gun with a damascus barrel because it is weaker and might explode with modern shells
If this is the model 215, the barrels are steel.
A Damascus twist steel double barrel shotgun is an antique shotgun made by layering iron and steel and welding them together. This kind of shotgun is worth approximately $3,000 depending on the condition of the weapon.
If you are asking about a Smith and Weson handgun in .40s&w caliber,then no these firearms do not have a damascus,or twist steel barrel.This type of barrel was only found on shotguns made from the time period of 1880-1910.
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Damascus steel barrels can usually be recognized by visible (if the metal is bare) "twists" or striations. Do NOT fire a gun that has a Damascus steel barrel unless it has been proof tested by a qualified gunsmith. For that matter, do not fire any old firearm, Damascus steel or not, unless you are certain that the barrel can withstand the higher pressures of modern gunpowder. Safety first: take it to a qualified gunsmith if there's any doubt. See the following links for examples of Damascus steel barrels: http://www.peterdyson.co.uk/acatalog/ORIGINAL_DAMASCUS_BARRELS.html http://www.griffinhowe.com/damascus_twist.cfm
as long as it is not a damascus barrel and is in safe working order yes i only use vintage single shots and use modern shells all the time but rember NEVER NEVER in a damascus barrel
It is a 10 gauge if it has a damascus barrel and it in mint condition can be worth up to 2000 bucks
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Depends if its damascus steel or not.
Depending on who made it and when, it could be from 50 to multiple thousands of USD
Most old Damascus barrels cannot hold the pressures of modern smokeless loads. I doubt that you will find any black powder loads for that type of barrel. Hang it on the wall and admire it.
A barrel which is fashioned by hammering 2 strips of metal together around a mandrel. They were expensive when they were in vogue 125 years ago but they are weak and unwanted now.
About $100 or so. The damascus/twist steel barrels are generally considered unsafe to shoot with modern ammunition.
A couple hundred dollars.
You will notice many small lines,circular lines through the steel. Damascus is actually laminated steel which could accept the much lighter pressure made by black powder shot shells. If the fine lines are visible in an area where the steel is lightly worn, then the barrel is likely damascus. If the lines are not visible, it is possibly "fluid" steel, meaning that it's not damascus. Up until early in the 20th century, gun manufacturers attempted to duplicate the appearance of damascus on what were stronger barrels. In either case, do not shoot the gun until you have had a gunsmith check it out.
I posted a link in the related links section that may be of some help.