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Double Barrel black powder shot gun question

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by SJS46, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. SJS46

    SJS46 yamhill county Active Member

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    I have a double barrel black powder shot gun that belongs to a friend, trying to find out what it is and what it's worth.
    I'll take some pictures of it and post later,it says W. J. Fowler london laminated steel on the steel between the barrels and appears really old.
    Anybody know anything about it.

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  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    With the stock busted and repaired like that as well as what appears to be some pretty bad rust. Combined with the laminated barrels means it really isn't a shooter and it's condition ruins it's collectable value It's value is as a wall hanger not much more.
     
  3. SJS46

    SJS46 yamhill county Active Member

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    Thanks for the info :thumbup:, that's kind of what i was thinking, although the rust isn't that bad i can rub alot of it off with my thumb but there is some on it.
     
  4. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The trouble with rust in a laminated barrel is that it can easily get in between the layers in the metal and weaken the barrel while not being seen. So with that much surface rust and pitting (remember when new that gun was finished better then a modern weapon) I would assume the laminated barrels were compromised. And proudly hang it on the mantle with a bullbubblegum story about Grandpa and the wagon train LOL