This brand name was used by Sears Roebuck on guns manufactured by several manufacturers and may have also been sold by H&D Folsom Sporting Goods, New York. With damascus barrels (and exposed hammers?) it was probably made in Belgium sometime between 1890 and WWI.
Vickie - Your date of manufacture can't be determined any closer than Paul's. "Mint" condition implies 100% NEW without a scratch, scuff, or fingerprint on the gun. If it is really that well preserved, it may attract some collector interest and could possibly be sold for $200-$250. In any lesser condition, it is worth $125-$250 as a mantle decoration.
T Barker double barrel shotgun value ?
A small brass plate inlaid for engraving of initials.
Walnut, beech, birch, ash
Less than $200.
In a word, no. In two words, absolutely not. www.countrygunsmith.net
Less than $200.
T. Barker has written: 'Transport in Great Yarmouth'
I'll answer my own question. You pull on the front of the forearm and it should detach from the barrels allowing barrel removal. Mine was seriously stuck. Its off now.
If it is really mint (unfired, practically untouched since it was manufactured), it might bring over $200.
William T. Barker has written: 'Vegetation of the northern Great Plains' -- subject(s): Botany
$100 to $150. A little more if it is in excellent like-new condition. A lot less if it is broken or rusty.
Royal Damascus was a mark used by Ancien Etablisment Pieper of Herstal, Belgium, c. 1890-1914. T Barker is usually dismissed as "just another Belgian clunker", but with a silver escution and engraving, yours is probably better than the average utility shotgun from the period. I have heard that T Barker was a hardware outlet in California, but have no proof of that.