What is the value of an old E James Company Lovejoy St Burm double barrel shotgun?
I just called an Antique Gun Dealer in KY today who said it would be anywhere from $125.00 to $300.00.....Said it was probably manufactured in Belgium back anywhere from 1870 to 1900. Back then Belgium was the "low cost" manufacturing hub, similar to China today. Additionally, they wood make them there and ship them to US where Gun Distributors could have their names stamped ino them which devalues it more. But he could would not say until "I brought it in"
E. (Enoch) James & Co. was a gunmaker on Loveday Street, Birmingham, England about 1880's through the turn of the century (1910?). They made damascus barrelled double guns of medium and some high grades. Mostly 12 ga. and 10 ga boxlocks but also some high grade sideplate guns too. Values for good condition modest grades should be $300-400. The guns with finer engraving and game animals can run $500 to $900.