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 Spiegel "Huntmaster" Number 85 - 16 gauge
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sgt1775
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Posted - 08/21/2010 :  02:46:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does anybody know anything about this gun? Very hard to find any cross referencing material about this particular model. Just looking for history and value.


“HUNTMASTER” NUMBER 85
Spiegel Inc. Chicago, Ill.
Proof Tested 16 Guage
2 ¾ Inch Chamber
16 Guage
Weaver Choke
El Paso, TX USA
Patent Pending
Patent Number 1773760

navc130
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Posted - 08/21/2010 :  10:03:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's a Stevens Model 620-C (same as) if the compensator / choke was factory installed. Made from 1927 - 53. 2006 Gun Traders Guide value good condition $199.
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Tailgunner1954
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Posted - 08/21/2010 :  1:53:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Spiegel Inc. Chicago, Ill.
As in J.C.Spiegel company. Your wife/mother would be more familiar with them, as they handle a lot of women's cloths now.

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mark christian
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Panama
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Posted - 08/21/2010 :  2:35:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Spiegel Inc. was a large catalog company base out of Chicago and sold a wide variety of products through the mail, including firearms back in the old days. All of their guns were private branded models produced by other companies and your Model 85 sure looks like the old Stevens 620-C which navc130 has already told you about. The compensator attached to the muzzle was a popular device back in it's day, as was the old 16 gauge shell. The Stevens 620 is what is commonly known in the industry as a "Utility Gun" meaning that is was designed for the field and there is nothing fancy about it, you just bought the gun, dragged it out into the field and started shooting it. On a good day a decent 16 ga. Stevens 620 in the condition your gun is in might bring $150, but the Huntmaster catalog guns are worth less than the genuine article from Stevens so you are probably looking at closer to $125. These are good working guns; they made them for decades and they last just about forever so it will still provide plenty of good service.

Edited by - mark christian on 08/21/2010 2:37:58 PM
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Mossbergboogie
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USA
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Posted - 08/21/2010 :  3:15:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We had a 20ga.. Spiegel That was a great uncles my dad and uncle learned to hunt with it and then me but it is gone now... Not sure where it ended up... sad.. Pretty much a utility gun we always called it the dog leg..

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