yes they did make this gun, I have one of my own Wilmot Gun Co was a trade name sold in the US, but the actual manufacturer was Henri Pieper or Anciens Etablissments Pieper(1877-1957) in Belgium. With damascus barrels and external hammers, the gun was probably made c 1885-1900.
No. What would the company that produced the finest American double barrel shotgun want with a utilitarian import?
Damascus is a type of steel used usually of older firearms and tools
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).
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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.
it is all swirly
Needs to be examined by a gunsmith
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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.
Yes in 1860 Stevens made a double barrel, all steel barrel and its has external hammers.
No published history on the company.
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
1829 to 1869
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.