What can you tell you about laclede gun co double barrel 12 ga shotgun with hammers?
Your LaClede shotgun was produced from 1890 to 1930 under the Cresent firearms Company of New York. This gun is only only worth a little over 200 dollars depending on the condintion and is not an intrest to gun collectors at this time. It has a damascus barrel, made in Belgum, and cannot be fired with the shot shells of today because the barrel is weak and has a high possibility of bursting when fired. For your own safety you should not attempt to fire this gun. Clean it up and hand it on the wall like me.
What is the value of a H Pieper double barrel shotgun and history All it says on the gun is h pieper belgium....it has two hammers...?
How can you find the date of manufacture of a Harrington and Richards 410 double barrel shotgun with exposed hammers?
manufacturing turned toward internal hammers about 1870 just about the same time the transition from twist to fluid steel barrels appeared. keep in mind that side hammers still appeared on center fire shotguns using brass cased shotgun shells that first appeared about 1860. if it is a percussion cap shotgun its probably pre 1860.