When were Hercules double barrel shotguns made?
The guns Hercules guns made by Stevens and sold by Wards were made around 1910 to 1940
If there is a serial number, it should be conspicously marked on the receiver. Shotguns and small caliber rifles did not require serial numbers before 1968, so many do not have one. If it is a break-action single shot or double barrel, there may be additional markings on the bottom of the barrel(s) and on the flat parts of the action that the barrel covers when the it is closed. The Hercules brand name was…
Pioneer Arms double barrel shotguns were made by Crescent Fire Arms Company of Norwich, Conn, sometime between 1892 and about 1940. Crescent made thousands of these shotguns with many different brand names for individual hardware stores to sell. Pioneer Arms were made for the Kruse and Baklmann Hardware Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio. If there are foreigh proof marks on the gun then it was probably made in Russia.
Browning case model no 2015 you were wondering what year it is from and if it was for a particular gun?
HD Folsom/Crescent made both single-barrel and double-barrel shotguns using the Whippet name for Hibbard, Spencer and Bartlett (huge hardware catalog store in Chicago) from around 1900 until the late 1920's. If the gun is a single-shot, value is going to top out at $100. Double-barrel .410 shotguns like yours can reach over $400-$500 if in excellent condition. email@example.com
Rossi made 2 versions of their double barrel shotguns. The stage coach model, which had hammers. And the "Squire" model which was hammerless. Both models were made from 1969-1989. The hammerless models value is $100-$150 and the Squire models value is $$125-$175. Rossi is now called Braztech. Still made in Brazil. Decent cheap gun for the money.
What is the age and approximate value of an Ithaca 12 gauge double barrel shotgun with serial number 394489?
The serial number that you provided indicates that you have a Ithaca Flues model double barrel shotgun that was made in the year 1925.I would have your shotgun appraised by someone who specializes in these shotguns because there are to many variables that would indicate a accurate price for your shotgun.
A handgun is made to be fired with one hand. Rifles and shotguns, from the shoulder, with two hands. Shotguns are smoothbores- the inside of the barrel is a smooth tube. Rifles have spiral lines cut on the inside of the barrel. These lines (rifling) cause the bullet to spin in flight, improving the accuracy.
Since half a dozen different manufacturers made shotguns with this name, you will first have to identify it precisely. Then you search flea markets, antique stores, gun shows, gunsmiths, and any place people who like old guns congregate. Be prepared for a long search. These guns haven't been made for about 80 years.
Rossi made 2 variations of the double barrel shotguns. The Amadeo "Coach gun" with the rabbit ear hammers and the "Squire" double barrel which was the hammerless version. The age of both guns are from 1968-1989. The value of each is about the same. Ranges from $125 - $150 Depending on value. Not a very valuable gun, but a good shooter. Rossi is no longer in business. They changed there name to Braztech. They are…
Richland model 711 10 gauge side-by-side double barrel shotguns were manufactured in Zabalay, Spain. Numerous 10 gauge side-by-side double barrel shotguns were made in Spain during the 1960's and 1970's. Generally speaking they were well built and provided yeoman service to then waterfowl & turkey hunters. Virtually all of these Spanish made double barrel 10 gauge guns of that period sported 32" barrels bored full (choke) and full (choke). Some were intrinsically more attractive than…