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ajc
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Posted - 11/08/2009 :  5:29:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have an old double barrel shotgun, engraving says A. Bladwin on one side, New Orleans LA on the other and twist belgiun on the barrel. Anyone know anything about these old shotguns? ajc

badsbsnf81
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Posted - 11/08/2009 :  6:37:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Most likely made in Liege, Belgium, by Anciens Etablissment Pieper and sold by A. Baldwin & Co, New Orleans, about 1893-1914.

Not safe for modern loads.

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ajc
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Posted - 11/08/2009 :  7:01:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by badsbsnf81

Most likely made in Liege, Belgium, by Anciens Etablissment Pieper and sold by A. Baldwin & Co, New Orleans, about 1893-1914.

Not safe for modern loads.

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ajc
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Posted - 11/08/2009 :  7:02:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is it worth anything?
quote:
Originally posted by badsbsnf81

Most likely made in Liege, Belgium, by Anciens Etablissment Pieper and sold by A. Baldwin & Co, New Orleans, about 1893-1914.

Not safe for modern loads.

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Ned Fall
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Posted - 11/08/2009 :  7:26:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Full name should read A. Baldwin & Co Ltd. Pat May 12 1902. "Trade Brand Name" shotgun made, not in Belgium but in Norwich,CT by Hopkins & Allen for as stated Baldwin & Co. Ltd. of New Orleans,LA. Gun was made sometime between 1903 when it was patented and 1915 when Hopkins & Allen was sold to the Marlin Rockwell Corporation.

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ajc
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Posted - 11/08/2009 :  7:37:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is it worth anything? aj
quote:
Originally posted by Ned Fall

Full name should read A. Baldwin & Co Ltd. Pat May 12 1902. "Trade Brand Name" shotgun made, not in Belgium but in Norwich,CT by Hopkins & Allen for as stated Baldwin & Co. Ltd. of New Orleans,LA. Gun was made sometime between 1903 when it was patented and 1915 when Hopkins & Allen was sold to the Marlin Rockwell Corporation.

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He Dog
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Australia
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Posted - 11/09/2009 :  09:03:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Old does not make it valuable, demand does and there is scant demand for these old utilitarian shotguns. Most of the demand that is there is generated by purchases by decorators, the guns to be used as wall hangers, and by a few nostalgic shooters with having one for the wall in mind. They generally bring between $50 and $150 depending upon condition, the exceptional example bringing a little more.

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