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 Post subject: value of shotguns
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:59 pm 
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I'm working on an estate and have several old shotguns I'm looking for the age and value.

Harrington Richards 12 Gauge single barrel with the number 31271 stamped on the trigger guard.
Any help would be much appreciated

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 Post subject: Re: value of shotguns
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:20 pm 
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putt wrote:
I'm working on an estate and have several old shotguns I'm looking for the age and value.

Harrington Richards 12 Gauge single barrel with the number 31271 stamped on the trigger guard.
Any help would be much appreciated

Thank You
Putt



You can buy these brand new for a bit more than $100. A used one is worth no more than $75, usually a good bit less. No idea when it was made-- I've never seen a serial number list for H&R, but know that old doesn't automatically mean valuable.


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 Post subject: Re: value of shotguns
PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:18 am 
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My Dad had this gun for as far back as I can remember and I'm 65 So I'm guessing it was made sometime in the early 40's


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 Post subject: Re: value of shotguns
PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:29 pm 
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I have a 1800 Purdy double barrel black powder shotgun, does anyone have any idea of a value,
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 Post subject: Re: value of shotguns
PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:32 pm 
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Jim 58 wrote:
I have a 1800 Purdy double barrel black powder shotgun, does anyone have any idea of a value,
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If you really have a Purdey, you should have it professionally appraised.


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 Post subject: Re: value of shotguns
PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:35 pm 
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It has it on the gun and on top it says twisted wire barrel


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 Post subject: Re: value of shotguns
PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:18 am 
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I have one more shotgun I found that I need to know the value .

I can barely make out some of the mfg

Does IVER JOHNSONS ARMS & CYCL WORKS make any sense ?
Itchburg Mass US Champion
92609 is stamped on the trigger guard

This is a 410 single barrel shotgun

All this is barely readable so I'm not sure what may be missing .

Any info would be much appreciated this is the last gun of the estate

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 Post subject: Re: value of shotguns
PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:29 pm 
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Iver Johnson Champion single barrel shotguns (Fitchburg, MA) were manufactured between 1909 and 1956. Recent values have ranged from $25.-(poor) up to $275.-(Exc.) depending on condition and local demand. Dan Shideler quotes matted rib versions as worth a $20.- to $25.- premium. A vent rib version could demand a 100% premium.



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 Post subject: Re: value of shotguns
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:11 am 
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doppelflinten wrote:
Iver Johnson Champion single barrel shotguns (Fitchburg, MA) were manufactured between 1909 and 1956. Recent values have ranged from $25.-(poor) up to $275.-(Exc.) depending on condition and local demand. Dan Shideler quotes matted rib versions as worth a $20.- to $25.- premium. A vent rib version could demand a 100% premium.
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Thank you for your response.

I'm not gun savvy so could you elaborate on what is meant by rib and vent rib versions ?

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 Post subject: Re: value of shotguns
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:03 pm 
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With the exception of shotguns designed for shooting Ball and Slugs, shotguns should be pointed, not aimed like a rifle. A raised rib, either solid or ventilated, contributes to the visual pointability of a gun. A solid rib is a raised section of metal (usually steel) the length of the barrel and affixed to the top of a single barrel or to the top barrel of an over/under. A raised rib may also be centered between the barrels of a side by side gun. A ventilated rib is used to deflect the shimmering heat waves rising from a hot gun barrel away from the shooter's line of sight and present a clearer view of the target. Many ribs taper in width from the breech end of a barrel to the muzzle. The top surface of a rib is frequently filed or knurled so as to ensure that it is not obscured by reflected natural lighting as the gun is being mounted and pointed. A typical rib may have a width at the breech of 3/8" and taper to 1/4" at the muzzle. Other ribs, especially those of target grade guns, may have different widths and heights according to the manufacturer's specifications.




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 Post subject: Re: value of shotguns
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:46 pm 
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Thank you very much and also to all who posted replies to me is much appreciated

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