When and for what purpose was the Western Arms Tripplett Steel shotgun model I488 made and what is it's worth?
Triplet Steel was a mark used by Syracuse Arms and Western Arms Corp was a trade name used by Ithaca about 1928-1945. I can't remember all the history right now, but somewhere Syracuse became a part of Ithaca, so I'd say your shotgun was probably made around 1928-30. It's purpose was most likely for hunting but possibly for trap shooting.
What is a falcon arms double barrel hammerlock shotgun 20646 made with belgium laminated steel worth?
Can you help me identify a double barrel shotgun nickel plated with Acier marking serial number is 1456?
No. A 12 gage shotgun shoots a larger charge than a 16 gage. Shotgun sizes were designated according to the number of steel balls that could be dropped into the barrel that would weigh a pound. 12 steel balls weighing one pound would be dropped into a 12 gage shotgun. Thus it is a larger size than a 16 gage. (Do not waste your money on a 16 gage shotgun, at least in the United…
What size shells can be shot in a model 1897 Winchester shotgun Also what can be safely shot in this shotgun for duck hunting without using lead?
The shell size is normally stamped on the barrel near the reciever. Shells have been made in many sizes over the years ranging from inch & a half mini shells up to three & a half inch magnums. If you cant find a size marked on the shotgun you should have a gunsmith inspect the gun to determine proper size. A shotgun that old cannot fire steel shot. The barrel steel is too soft and…