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My grandfather left me a JJ Weston 12 gauge with a demascus barrel. I know not to fire this gun. Where can I get a good appraisal?
 

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I have referenced many manuals and have not found any manufacturer by this name?
sorry!
RON KONTOWSKY
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I also have a j.j. weston from my grandfarther. If you find out any info on the manufacturer I would be interested.
 

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manufactured in Belgium by Henri Pieper imported by H.D.Folsom restamped and sold through J Weston and Son who was a firearms dealer in Cleveland Ohio circa 1896
 

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To both Weston owners: To you, they're priceless because they were your Grandfather's. On the open market they're JABC wallhangers, valued at $100 to $200, depending on condition. Have a good day. Bushrod
 

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Pieper certainly did not make "best" guns, but the Piepers I have seen (I used to own one) were better than JABC. They were not expensive guns, but they were not the dirt-cheap junk that Belgium is so famous for. Mine (a 28 gauge hammer gun) was well-made and strong, and I shot clays with it for a while. I only got rid of it because the stock did not fit me - it was probably made for a lady or youngster. I paid $700 for it and sold it for the same price. It had fluid steel barrels, not damascus.

You've got to be careful about shooting damascus. Do it only after it has been inspected by a knowledgeable gunsmith, and use low-pressure shells. Unfortunately, most gun-fixers are not knowledgeable about damascus.
 

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Mr. Ben I did not say, nor did I mean to imply that Piepers were JABCs. I was speaking of a J J Weston a cheap export gun made by Pieper. I have had a couple of Piepers that were pretty fair quality and one Bayard ejector that was exceptionally good. I have observed at least one Weston that I remeber. Please go to Gunsamerica web site and pull up the Weston. The Item # is 976393951. I think the gun will speak for itself. All the above is what I used for the basis of my post. Have a good day. Bushrod
 
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