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wickowick
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re: Old double barrel with hammers
I have heard, but not tried to take a candle and smoke the proof marks. Use scotch tape, apply to the marks and then lift the tape and apply it to paper. The proofs should be easier to read


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WPBTiger
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re: Old double barrel with hammers
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I want a 16g double something bad. I can't find anything less than 2500 though so it is going to have to wait.


You mean one with hammers or any 16g double?


GREENHEAD22
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re: Old double barrel with hammers
Any 16 double, I don't want one with hammers. I want something I can hunt with.


WPBTiger
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re: Old double barrel with hammers
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Any 16 double, I don't want one with hammers. I want something I can hunt with.


I have an old 16g Fox BST that I believe was my grandfathers. Had no idea it may be worth a few dollars.


GREENHEAD22
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re: Old double barrel with hammers
If you are interested in knowing what it may he worth. greenhead2287@gmail


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Got Blaze
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re: Old double barrel with hammers
Do the barrels look like this ? If so they are Damascus and should only be shot with low pressure shells.
Image: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/7a/44/4d/7a444d37ba672177c1a778041a71ac6d.jpg


Otherwise this happens
Image: https://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1373/6511424/24513874/408715392.jpg



QuietTiger
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re: Old double barrel with hammers
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a Rossi with hammers.

Probably the Stage Coach I think. I have one, walked into a gun shop, saw it and asked to see it. The guy said "shite", grabbed it, unloaded it and handed it over. Was his WSHTF weapon. I was a regular, he knew I was going to buy it.
Fun to shoot both barrels at the same time. It'll move some stuff.


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LSUEnvy
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re: Old double barrel with hammers
It’s definitely not Damascus


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ecb
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re: Old double barrel with hammers
Take it to a gunsmith to check out is what I would do.


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Eli Goldfinger
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re: Old double barrel with hammers
I wouldn’t.

I have 2 LC Smiths.
1 with hammers from 1914.
1 hammerless from 1921.

These old shotguns weren’t made for modern loads.
If you decide to shoot, go light and be careful.

Image: https://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1373/6511424/17546456/345860568.jpg


Stateguy
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re: Old double barrel with hammers
LINK

16 ga O/U


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Old double barrel with hammers
There's a company out there, can't recall the name, that sells Damascus-safe shells. Wickowick probably knows it.


Stateguy
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2006
745 posts

re: Old double barrel with hammers
Rst shells

Popular low pressure shells. Not sure if Damascus safe


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