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CountryGent
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USA
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Posted - 07/05/2003 :  10:39:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a 10 ga. double barrel shotgun marked "Centaur" made in Belgium. It seems well made but I can find nothing about it in any of the books og gun values. Does nayone know anything about this gun?

CountryGent

nord
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USA
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Posted - 07/06/2003 :  09:08:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The answer is yes... and no.

Since you fail do describe the gun in any detail, I'll guess the following -

Hammered, damascus tubes, ELG proof (sometimes with a crown).

Assuming I'm pretty near the mark you have one of countless inexpensive doubles that were imported into the US about 100 years ago. They sold for about $10.00 then and have failed to keep pace with inflation over those years as far as value.

Unless in pristine condition these pieces seldom hit the $200.00 mark. Most times not even that!

Nord
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He Dog
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Australia
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Posted - 07/06/2003 :  10:53:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I suspect Nord is correct, and if this is a damascus barreled shotgun, it should not be shot without a thorough inspection by a gunsmith competent with damascus barrels, and then only with blackpowder shells, never modern smokeless loads.

My heros have always killed cowboys.
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