I am hoping to get more information and get an idea of the value of this double. I have determind that it's a Folsom made gun, so that puts it's D.O.B. between 1919 & 1933. I would like to narraow that down some if possible. The serial number is 42xxF (i forgot to write it down and that's all i could remember).
Although the gun is not marked, it is a 12...the 2 3/4" i had dropped in perfectly. So, if they seat all the way without resistance, does that mean its a 2 3/4" chamber?
the barrels are 28" and measure + & - of 0.7" at the muzzle.
condition is ok. mechanically, it's sound and locks up tight and no movement when open. There is speckling over a lot of the metal (picture 2 best describes it) from minor surface rust. I wiped it down with an oil rag and it cleaned up quite a bit, but still needs a lot! The trigger bow has a lot of minor pitting and there is practically no finish left on the bottom part of the bow. the triggers themselves are pretty dirty and have a little surface rust, no pitting. there is one significant rust spot on the barrel with pitting.
The case coloring and wood are decent.
Where were the Folsom guns made?
I have an opprotunity to purchase this gun if i decide i want it (which i think i do). What modern rounds can i use, if any? Or what what would be recomended to use in it? i don't reload, so please keep that in mind. i likely wouldnt use it much, but i would like have it as an option.
Thanks for any insite!