What is the history of a J A Loomis Damascus Double Barrel?
I can't find Loomis in any of my references. If it is a utility grade, double barrel, probably with side hammers, I will guess that you will discover Belgian proof marks under the barrels. Look for an oval surrounding the letters ELG or a mark that looks like the Washington Monument. Several million similar guns were imported to the US c. 1880-1915, marked with several hundred trade names. If you know the location where it was acquired c. 1900, check the old business records for a Loomis Hardware or Loomis Mercantile store.
Where can you find information about an F A Loomis IXL No 19 double barrel shotgun with a damascus steel barrel made by Crescent Fire Arms?
Joe Vorisek wrote the book on old shotgun markings, and his listing says: WM LOOMIS - name found on Belgian hammer shotgun with damascus barrels, maker unknown. I'm assuming this is a breech loading gun, so it would have been made sometime after 1865 and before 1915. You might search for any reference to a William Loomis who owned a hardware store or general merchandise store in that time period. Many stores paid a couple…
Gertrude Schoepperle Loomis has written: 'Tristan and Isolt' -- subject(s): Tristan (Legendary character), History and criticism, Romances, Tristan and Iseult 'Medieval studies in memory of Gertrude Schoepperle Loomis' -- subject(s): History and criticism, Medieval Literature, Comparative Literature