Hang it on a wall. Not worth more that 100 USD and not safe to fire with modern loads.
8 anals wide
Identifies the barrel as suitable for modern loads.
Presently no, but they certainly have in the past. In the modern era both the Model 21 & the model 24 were both made in 16 guage.
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The W.H.Hamilton 12 Guage shotgun is from the turn of the century. Look for either Damascus or Belgum Twist on the barrel to deermine the era. In good shape it may sell at auction from $200 + - all depending on the completeness and shape. Do not use with modern high velocity powders. Most sell for wall hangings for $150 in average shape.
If it is marked 'American Gun Company' on the sideplate, it would be worth $200 tops. Primarily considered as a mantle decoration and unsafe to shoot with modern ammunition. firstname.lastname@example.org
No. Very dangerous.
KD stands for damascus barrel I do not know what the Y stands for. You should not fire the gun with a damascus barrel because it is weaker and might explode with modern shells
Eclipse Gun Company is a name found on Belgian manufactured double barrels from around 1900-1916. The manufacturer was Henri Pieper. Please note that the Damascus barrels were meant for BLACK POWDER shotshells, and should not be fired with modern day ammo.
NO!!! modern powder is slow burning as compared to black powder and produces to much pressure for that type of steel process (Damascus is folded in the manufacturing process therefore laminated) and will cause the barrel to come apart which is like having a bomb in your hands
Hang it on a wall. Not safe to fire with modern loads.
NO !!!!!! damascus steel is not made to shoot with modern powders. It was made for black powder shotshells only. It would be very dangerous to shoot with todays loads . to much pressure in todays powders Maybe, but - - - In Europe, a lot of old shotguns from the top tier of gunmakers have been properly maintained for 100 or more years and reproofed regularly and are still in use with "modern" ammunition. Lacking a government proof-house in the US, I'd be very reluctant to fire any type of twist-steel barrel, even with black-powder equivalent loads.
The T. Parker was one of the numerous brands shipped from Belgium to the wealthy American market in the late 19th and early 20th century. The purpose of naming it "T. Parker" was to confuse the buyer and make him think that he was purchasing a significantly higher grade "Parker" shotgun. The Belgian shotguns were generally servicable and reasonably safe for the low pressure shells at the time but were not of the highest quality. Firing your shotgun with modern ammunition would be fool hearty. Your shotgun has the highest value to you since its previous owner was you namesake. There is little collector interest or utilitarian value.
The receiver is the largest metal piece of the shotgun, in other words, the frame of the shotgun. All the other parts, such as barrel, stock, bolt, etc- attach to the receiver. With modern firearms, the receiver will be marked with the serial number. Legally, the receiver IS the firearm- all other parts are simply parts.
50-100. Don't even think about firing it with modern loads.
Made by F. Dumoulin & Co c. 1894 - 1930, but most likely prior to 1900 or so with the twist barrels and certainly before 1914 when WWI shut off imports of European arms. It has no value as a hunting arm since it was not designed for modern ammunition and little value as a collectable since literally millions of similar shotguns were imported. It can bring from $150 to $250 as a mantle decoration.
Itis illegal for a private citizen to possess a sawed-off modern smokeless powder shotgun (a barrel length less than 18 in. or 46 cm and an overall length less than 26 inches). \
as long as it is not a damascus barrel and is in safe working order yes i only use vintage single shots and use modern shells all the time but rember NEVER NEVER in a damascus barrel
We can't tell from the information you posted. Most shotguns will be marked with the gauge, such as 12 g, 20 g, or .410 on the barrel, Most modern guns will shoot 2 3/4 inch shells- if marked for it, they will also fire 3 inch shells. Shell s may be small birdshot, such as number 6 or number 7 1/2 for hunting birds, small game, or shooting clay targets. Buckshot, such as 00 buck, may be used for big game hunting.
It may have laminated barrels or short chambers which would not be safe with any but the lightest loads equivalent to shells that were available 75-100 years ago. Have it examined by an experienced gunsmith and follow his advice.
Any modern ammo should be fine. Your barrel should indicate whether you can shoot 2 3/4 or 3" shells. You may want to consult a gunsmith to see if you are able to shoot steel shot through your barrel or not.