What is the history of a T Baker shot gun 12Ga side by side?
You can check the yellow pages for gunsmiths or browse the tables at gun shows. You might find something that will fit or can be made to fit, but you will never find anyone with a supply replacement parts. If it was made prior to 1900, it probably has twist steel barrels and was designed for 2 1/2" or 2 9/16" black powder shells with rolled ends. Using 2 3/4" smokeless ammunition with crimped ends is NOT recommended. Clean it up and hang it over the mantle as it is. Your granddad's homemade stock is part of its history.
What is the value of a Western Arms Branch Ithaca Gun Co 28 inch double barrel 12ga long range shot gun circa 1930?
There are many things this could mean. Unless you were literally shot in the side, or someone being shot was part of a recent event, then it would likely to have symbolic meanings. We tend to keep our friends and lovers by our side. The left side could symbolize being close to the heart. Being shot is painful, and it is often done to inflict deliberate pain on another. Being shot or stabbed in the…