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Henry Tolley 8ga. double ?
MIKE WISKEY Member, Moderator Posts: 9,860 ******
My son recently bought several guns at an estate sale, this was the 'largest'. what can you tell me about it and possible worth?
My records show Henry Tolley was in business in Birmingham from 1877 - 1892. From the serial number I would guess this was produced in the later years. One reference stated the records were lost during the bombings in WW2 so I am not sure how to nail down the year it was made any closer than that. Prices seem to be all aver the place, from $1500 for a decent wall hanger, all the way to $6000 for a restored version. It probably would have greater value in England but you would still need to find that one guy that needs it for his collection. Bob
thanks Bob, it's tough trying to 'nail down' prices on 'one of a kind' items.
Very good looking 6 - maybe???? - 8 wire cable (not flat-wrap) Damascus. Unfortunately 8 gauge is not legal for migratory game in America. Finding 8 gauge - black powder shotgun shells - 8 gauge brass or paper cases - 8 gauge reloading equipment is going to be a MAJOR chore.
I no longer have any Damascus barreled shotguns - people in the dove hunting fields wanted them and the black powder shotgun shells more than I did - but I still have the equipment to load brass case 12 - 16 - & - 20 gauge brass black powder shotgun shells. (And if you happen to have any of them - especially European made ones using #57 primers please let me know.)
Here is an 8 gauge article from Dogs & Doubles - https://www.dogsanddoubles.com/2011/07/ammo-for-an-8-gauge/
Best Regards - AQH