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HaGirl 06-23-2009 08:45 PM

Antique Blackpowder Double Barrel Shotgun
 
My father just picked up this old shotgun (at a yardsale!) and it doesn't seem to have any identifying marks on it. He's very curious about it (not so much for a value issue as the fact that he loves blackpowder - has been hunting with it for decades). Here's a link to some pictures I took of it:

Antique Shotgun

Thanks for any thoughts/helps!

skullcrusher 06-23-2009 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by HaGirl (Post 120829)
My father just picked up this old shotgun (at a yardsale!) and it doesn't seem to have any identifying marks on it. He's very curious about it (not so much for a value issue as the fact that he loves blackpowder - has been hunting with it for decades). Here's a link to some pictures I took of it:

Antique Shotgun

Thanks for any thoughts/helps!

I would have it inspected by a gunsmith if he plans of firing it. If not, and he is wanting history, check with some of the historical societies that are knowledgeable in antique firearms. That may have been built from a kit.

The sellers had no info on it at all?

Hawg 06-23-2009 11:23 PM

It's an American style stock but he can remove the barrels to see if there's any proof marks under them. That would determine country of origin if other than American. Locks may have identifying marks on the back side. Bad news is the nipples have been brazed in and are flattened from dry firing. The barrels are in too bad of a shape to be fired anyway so that's not necessarily a real bad thing(takes away the temptation). It's a nice display piece tho. Hope he didn't give much for it.

micman 11-01-2010 06:22 AM

old double barrel
 
MY father inlaw just dropped off the same shot gun as yours today, I am trying to find out the model also if you do find any information on it I would appreciate a reply and I'll do the same.
Mickey Adam

gwag 10-30-2011 01:13 PM

I also have came across a blackpowder double . The only identifing mark is a bee with the letters DL on each wing. Any idea of who maybe made it ,and age?

c3shooter 10-30-2011 03:17 PM

Hi there! When you get a minute, stop over by the intro thread and say hello.

The D and L on a bee's wings was a trademark of Dresse Laloux of Liege, Belgium. They made guns from around 1867 to 1908. Of course, a thread is fairly useless WITHOUT PICTURES ! PICTURES, MAN! WE NEED IMAGES!

Rex in OTZ 11-01-2011 08:25 PM

Id'ing old guns
 
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