Royal Damascus was a mark used by Ancien Etablisment Pieper of Herstal, Belgium, c. 1890-1914. T Barker is usually dismissed as "just another Belgian clunker", but with a silver escution and engraving, yours is probably better than the average utility shotgun from the period. I have heard that T Barker was a hardware outlet in California, but have no proof of that.
Simonis, Janssen & Dumoulin, c. 1884-1905, in Belgium
A couple hundred dollars.
50 bucks in good condition
Damascus is a type of steel used usually of older firearms and tools
A damascus barrel is a barrel made of damascus steel, which is steel produced by hammering two different steels together. The twist refers to the pieces of steel being twisted while they are hammered, which produces the distinctive pattern on the steel.
Most likely was imported from Belgium c. 1900-1910. "Nitro" refers to smokeless powder, so it would have been made after 1900. Damascus barrels would place it before WWI.
Damascus barrel (in French).
No published history on the company.
T Barker double barrel shotgun value ?
Your gun was made by the Dumoulin firm in Belgium between 1885 and 1905. Value will be under $250.
With the serial number that you provided,your Ithaca double barrel shotgun with the damascus barrels was produced in the year 1900.
Impossible to answer without knowing make and model.
it is all swirly
Needs to be examined by a gunsmith
I need the answer
No. What would the company that produced the finest American double barrel shotgun want with a utilitarian import?
Damascus steel is made by folding a mild steel together with a high-carbon steel to make it stronger, and gives it a pretty pattern. Problem with Damascus barrels is that, while they work fine with low pressure black powder loads, modern smokeless shotshells are likely to cause the barrel to rupture, which is bad. If a shotgun has a Damascus barrel, it's very old and probably just a wall-hanger.
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.