I own a Greenough dimascase forged barrel shotgun. I'm not familar with the stampted lam.
Your gun was made between 1880 and 1914, probably by Henri Pieper. If the name is actually Rickard (with a K instead of an H), it was probably retailed by J A Rickard Co of Schenectady, NY. Chrome and laminated barrels don't belong on the same gun. Except for a few custom-made shotguns, laminated barrels were not produced after the 1920s and chrome was not used until the 1940s. The plating was added after manufacture. I must have been short of sleep when I posted that. The finish is probably a nickel plating which would be appropriate for a firearm of this age.
This was the method of making shotgun barrels in the 19th century. Strips of metal or wire were wound around a mandrell and hammer-welded. "Twist", "Stubb Twist" and "Damascus" are all types of laminated barrels. Although they were safe enough when made, if a gun has not been properly cared for in the intervening 100 years, they may have developed sub-surface rust spots which could cause them to fail. And modern shells are much more powerful than the black powder ammunition that was available in the 1890's, so a gun with laminated barrels should not be shot unless it has been checked by an experienced gunsmith, and then only with the loads appropriate for its construction.
Absolutely NOT. These guns were made from c.1890-1914 and have either twist or laminated steel barrels. They were never designed for the pressures of today's ammunition.
Genuine Armory Steel was a mark used by Crescent Firearms, 1893-1930, and also by Meriden Fire Arms, 1905-1915. The phrase doesn't really mean anything except that the barrels are not laminated steel.
100 USD or so.
This name doesn't appear on any of the usual lists of manufacturers or trade-names. London Laminated Steel does not necessarily mean it was made in London. It probably dates from about 1890-1915 and during this time it was common for individual retailers to order shotguns with their own store's name stamped on them.
Could be an inspector's mark, assembly mark, etc..
The identity of a firearm is carried with action or receiver, the assembly containing the fire control assemblies, the part that is stamped with the primary serial number. Barrels are not controlled parts as they serve no purpose without a receiver.
1936 or so. It was made in 1928, they started marking the barrels in 1921. See related links for the information and table look-up, it's stamped look close ;)
Model numbers are stamped on the frame under the yoke since @ 1955.
If it is stamped inside in the middle of the back, it is French, probably from around 1900.
Recently purchased 10 gauge side x side black power shotgun. Has double external hammers and double triggers. Stamped on top between barrels in front of hammers is WN More + Co. Superior Quality. Any information would be helpfull. Thanks
It depends on who built the gun. If it was by Lindner it could be woth alot more than some other makers. Does the gun have Diamond Quaility Damascus engraved on the rib,does the gun have crossed pistols stamped on the bottom of barrels with maybe HAL under them. Do the barrels have a number stamped by the forarm lug under the barrels about one hundred higher than the serial number. If so and the gun is in exclent shape it may be worth many thousands of dollars
Stevens 12ga. /mod dhead naught
if you mean materials used to make cars say in 1918: alot of wood for interiors, stamped metal for bodies, and glass for lighting and windshields. in say 1970,s alot of stamped metal,more vinyl for interiors, molded plastics,and laminated plastics wil tempered glass for windshields. today, 2009, alot of molded plastics inside and out, alot of very thin steel, laminated windshields, tupperware bumpers ,etc, and aluminium.
Model 225 (usually stamped on the bottom of the reciever)
never used by the military they were manufactureed from 1884 until the 1960's they are not particulary valuable, perhaps between $50 and $100 in best of condition These shotguns should not be fired as the barrels can rupture if they are made of damascus steel. hang it over your mantel
Gun show, gun shop, library.
Open the action. It is stamped on the water table, which is the flat part of the frame where the barrels sit. email@example.com
i have an old 12 gauge double from j Stevens a & t company and it is hand stamped 33 on the barrels receiver and the brace underneath barrels and we dated it back to 1880's
I have a Rodgers Arms Co. Double barrel 12 gauge shot gun. The patten date stamped in frame under the barrels Nov 25' 90 with March 12' 95 stamped below the first. The barrels are made of Damascus steel. Their guns are very similar to the ones manufactured by Stevens / Savage just a few years later. I have also had a hard time finding any information about the company.
MorTec.com has casting numbers and information