Made in 1899. Probably worth around $350. (Watch auctions on gunbroker.com for similar items to see what going prices are. I find that prices for Ithaca guns are generally higher in internet sales than those listed in gun value books.)
Any where from $250 to $550. Depending on the condition of the gun.
It depends on the grade,hammer or hammerless,damascus,condition of case colors and wood and blueing,etc.Also a bunch of other factors like engraving,length of barrels,how they are choked.I just put $1600 in a 1889 G grade hammer with damascus in good shape...Mike
The use of damascus barrels on guns began to decrease pretty rapidly after 1900, although they were still fairly common up until the start of WWI. If you have a breech loading gun with damascus barrels it will probably date from 1875 - 1910. Most damascus barrels on U.S. guns seem to have actually made in Belgium. There is a lot of debate as to whether any damascus barrels for shotguns were actually made in the U.S. It seems likely there may have been small numbers produced in the U.S. However, Belgium had a large gunmaking trade at the time, with a lot of barrel makers specializing in damascus barrels, so it was generallly cheaper to import them than to make them.
Some did, but not all.
They are still being made.
If the gun is in good condition with no rust it would be a great mantle piece. Because of it's age(?) it might not be as safe to shoot modern ammo. For this, the guns' money value would be approx. $65-$125.
The time of the First World War pretty much ended the importation of Damascus barrels. US manufacture started petering out in the 1890's.
Can't be before 1892 or after 1931. If it is hammerless AND has fluid steel barrels, it is after 1903. Open hammers and/or damascus barrelled guns continued to be manufactured after that date also.
About $100 or so. The damascus/twist steel barrels are generally considered unsafe to shoot with modern ammunition.
Empire Arms was a trade name sold by Sears Roebuck. If it has the Crescent name on it, it would date from about 1893 to 1930. If it has open hammers and damascus barrels, it is more likely to be an early gun. Hammerless guns and fluid steel barrels were introduced about 1907, but sidehammer guns were not discontinued.
Does it read "kec" or "ked"? The Remington web site indicates 4 grades of Remington model 1900 double barrel shotguns (http://www.remington.com/library/history/firearm_models/shotguns/model_1900.asp): Grades Offered: K - Remington steel barrelsKE - Remington steel, auto ejectorsKD - 2 stripe Damascus barrelsKED - 2 strip Damascus, auto ejectors
no . riverside was mainly produced after 1914, using fluid steel barrels.
If it is marked "J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co" it was made between 1886 and 1916 when "Arms & Tool" were part of the company name. Value will depend on the configuration and condition. Side hammers usually go as mantle decorations, especially if they have damascus barrels ($75 for single shots, $125-$150 for double barrels). Boxlocks (back hammer or hammerless) in good shape can bring $75 (single) to $250 (double) as shooters.
What information would you want? Crescent made single shotguns from 1893 to 1930. If it has a large side hammer and damascus barrels, it would almost certainly be from before 1915. If it has fluid steel barrels and a center hammer (or is hammerless) then sometime after 1903.
Does it say J. Stevens AND Co or J. Stevens ARMS & TOOL Co or J. Stevens ARMS Co? The first would have been made from 1865 to 1886, the second from 1886 to 1915, and the third from 1920 to about 1945 (unlikely if it has damascus barrels). Value is $100 - $300 depending on condition, but only as a mantle decoration. Damascus or twist barrels were fine when they were produced, but were not intended for modern smokeless ammunition. Even if they were proofed for smokeless powder circa 1900, today's smokeless is not the same and after a century the barrels have probably deteriorated.
Depends on what model it is, remaining case colors, condition of wood.
DO NOT FIRE WITH MODERN AMMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MUST be checked out by a gunsmith.
no not all twist barrells
I'm not sure exactly what you're asking here. Generally a shotgun with Damascus barrels (those showing a spiral pattern on the outside, since they were made from spiralling layers of metal) will have been made for black powder only. In their time, fine Damascus barrels were considered a superior option, but caution should be exercised shooting such guns now, and definitely only black powder should be used. If in doubt, get the gun checked by a qualified gunsmith.
Old Charles Daly guns are very collectible. Go to the BBS at gunshop.com and post some pics and ask opinions. Could be worth a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.
We cant find one for you here. Browning Arms Co never made a shotgun with damascus barrels as far as we know. Its possible that a gun was made with those barrels built on one of Brownings patents.
Made in 1899. Value will depend a lot on the condition of the gun, how tightly it locks up, whether there are any cracks in the wood, the "patina" of the barrels, etc. If in very good condition it would probably bring between $350 and $500. Every now and then a similar gun will be sold at www.gunbroker.com, and you could get a better idea of current value by watching those listings.
With the serial number that you provided,your Ithaca double barrel shotgun with the damascus barrels was produced in the year 1900.