I'm new here and was hoping to garner some information about the
subject shotgun. Same ole' story I guess, my dad gave me the gun several years ago and I've never fired it. Just put away in a closet. Fly fishing for trout is my passion and I've not done much bird hunting, although the 2 or 3 times I've been I have enjoyed it immensely! A customer of mine, and also a good friend, has invited me to join him and shoot some sporting clays. Wouldn't think my gun would be the appropriate choice for clays, but thought I would ask the resident experts here.
I will try and describe the gun as best I can.
It is a side by side configuration. 28" barrels. Gauge, that is a good question. I know it's not a 12 as I had a box of 12 gauge shells lying around and they will not fit. Any way to tell if it's a 16 or 20 without buying and trying the shells?
Appears to be a walnut stock and handpiece. Pretty nice checkering. Pistol grip. Engraved with a single woodcock and quail above ground cover on opposite sides of the block.
Decorative curlycue engraving on the bottom of the block.
Engraved on top of left barrel Hunter Arms Co. Inc., MFRS.
Engraved on top of right barrel The Fulton Special.
Dual trigger, non-selective. How do you tell the choke of each barrel?
As to condition, I would say it's excellent, but I'll have to check with my Dad and see if it was restored or otherwise brought up to snuff.
The gun is not for sale, and I'm not really interested in its value although i guess it would be good to know an approximate value.
Just hopeful of learning more about it especially the gauge and choking, and approximate year of manufacture.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post and please advise of any more info you might require.