Originally Posted by mountainman13
Make damn sure its not damascus before you shoot it
Originally Posted by BillM
It is chambered for the old 2 9/16" 16 ga ammo. If you shoot
2 3/4" in it you will get increased pressure. 2 9/16" ammo is available,
but it's not cheap.
I've got the twin to your gun, but mine is complete. A little more scratched
up, but good and tight. Non damascus barrels, I've had it throated for
2 3/4" ammo. Still worth about what I have in it---$75.
Crescent (and later Crescent/Davis) made a bajillion shotguns under about
as many names. They were cheap guns when new---and time has done
nothing to increase their value. By all means have fun with working on
it. Learn some new skills---rust blueing isn't hard, and complex gun parts
have been made with simple hand tools for hundreds of years. Just don't
expect to ever get out of it what you put in.
Try Numrich (gunpartscorp) and Hoosier Gun Works for parts.
Thanks for the advice. Should shotguns parts from the same time periods be interchangeable even if it is a different brand (made by basically the same people though)
I tried numrich some time ago and they had the parts listed (for a pretty high price concidering the value of the gun), but none were in stock. I'll try hoosier though.
Thanks for the tip on the ammo too.