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Old 03-21-2023, 10:31 PM   #1
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Just curious if anyone knows of a reputable place/person to appraise a gun for me. It is a very old double barrel 10 guage shotgun from a gunmaker in England. I'm thinking it is from the late 1800's to early 1900's. I inheritated it and just curious what the value of it may be.

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Old 03-21-2023, 10:56 PM   #2
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Post some pics and info on here.


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Old 03-21-2023, 10:58 PM   #3
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It will likely be a tough one if there is no true history of any sold items of the same gun purchased recently on the net...only suggestion I have is to post pics to know condition & the make / model to see if it can be researched.

It's like asking what a 1/4 truck is worth...these are 10ga searches.

https://www.gunsinternational.com/se...=1&the_order=6

https://www.gunbroker.com/Shotguns/s...13&PageSize=48

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Old 03-22-2023, 06:23 AM   #4
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It looks like the 10 gauge was invented in 1932, but some older models in England. Can you tell what brand? J Purdey?

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Old 03-22-2023, 06:54 AM   #5
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Where are you located? Larry Feland in houston would probably be a good source of information, or collectors firearms maybe
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Old 03-22-2023, 08:06 AM   #6
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Thank you for all the replies. I will try and get some pictures tonight when I get home.

I am located in Fort Worth for those asking.

It does have some engraving on it but I donít remember off the top of my head. It has some gold inlays and the two hammers are horses/horse feet if I remember correctly. Itís been in my safe for a few years.


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Old 03-22-2023, 08:18 AM   #7
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My unprofessional opinion is that itís priceless since you inherited it.


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Old 03-22-2023, 10:01 AM   #8
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There used to be some guys at Winchester range over on Lancaster & 820 that would have known. Might give them a call. My friend here in Euless EGA is retired and the boys working there now won't have a clue. Maybe someone associated with Alpine gun range might know since they shoot a lot of scatter guns down there.
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Old 03-22-2023, 10:07 AM   #9
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If it's a W.W. Greener stagecoach gun it might be worth a lot
I think Greener breech load doubles came out around 1875. those were damascus barrels and used black powder loads
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Old 03-22-2023, 10:43 AM   #10
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Shotgunworld.com has a lot of information. I inherited a old english sxs built by P. Webley & Sons in London that I think I narrowed down to be built from 1893-1897. Both hammers are broken at different places, but it is a beautiful gun that makes a great conversation piece. Values for it in 2009 appeared to be 1k-3k, but don't believe that accounted for any damage. Never got it officially inspected.
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Old 03-22-2023, 06:17 PM   #11
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If European, I’m guessing it’s a guild gun. Possibly made by an apprentice GS who did elaborate metal and wood work. Most of those guns are no longer shootable due to the Damascus steel used. They’re known as wall hangers and family heirlooms. If you have what I’m describing, value is insurance around $250. Since it’s family, it’s priceless.
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Old 03-22-2023, 06:31 PM   #12
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It looks like the 10 gauge was invented in 1932, but some older models in England. Can you tell what brand? J Purdey?
Ten gauges are much older than that. That date could be right for the ten gauge for smokeless powders I donít know, but ten gauges were popular in the 1800s. Most farmers had a shotgun and lots of them were ten gauges. My grandpa had one but I never saw it. My dad told me about it and he was born in 1906.
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Old 03-31-2023, 09:56 PM   #13
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I can make out C.F. Manton, London on the barrel. It says #613 I believe. It's definitely not in the best shape, but it's really cool looking.
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Old 03-31-2023, 10:01 PM   #14
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Upload some pictures!
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Old 03-31-2023, 10:05 PM   #15
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10-4. Taking some now.......
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Old 04-01-2023, 07:41 AM   #16
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https://www.gunsinternational.com/gu...c767_p1_o6.cfm

Some are pricey…

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Old 04-01-2023, 07:44 AM   #17
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Ten gauges are much older than that. That date could be right for the ten gauge for smokeless powders I donít know, but ten gauges were popular in the 1800s. Most farmers had a shotgun and lots of them were ten gauges. My grandpa had one but I never saw it. My dad told me about it and he was born in 1906.
Doc Holliday used a sawed off COLT 1878 10 gauge to kill Tom McClaury at the OK corral fight. He only fired the one shot before switching to his pistol. This old double hammer Stagecoach gun was handed to him by Virgil Earp and was not Doc's weapon of choice.
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