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Antique Non-Damascus Barreled SxS Shotgun?

Jhealey1955Jhealey1955 Member Posts: 22 ✭✭
I am in currently in the market for a double-barrel/side-by-side centerfire shotgun from the late 19th century (1870's to late 1890's) that does not have damascus steel barrels. So far, I haven't been able to find anything but damascus barreled guns. I know that some single barrel shotguns from that era used fluid steel barrels, notably Remingtons, as did the various makes of repeating shotguns, but I have yet to find a side-by-side that does. Any ideas as to what manufacturer (if any) from that era produced a double-barrel shotgun with fluid steel (or comparable) barrels?

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  • ken44-40ken44-40 Member Posts: 201 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    1889 Remington hammered doubles came with both Damascas and fluid steel barrels. I have a fluid steel one that I use for CAS.

    FM
  • cbyerlycbyerly Member Posts: 703 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    It may surprise you to know that a lot of the old doubles that look damascus are actually steel. It was a custom to acid etch steel barrels to make them look like more expensive damascus barrelled guns. If they say damascus finish, they are probably steel barrels. Keep looking, It should be easy to find a shotgun these days.
  • BarzilliaBarzillia Member Posts: 21,912 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Jhealey1955
    I am in currently in the market for a double-barrel/side-by-side centerfire shotgun from the late 19th century (1870's to late 1890's) that does not have damascus steel barrels. So far, I haven't been able to find anything but damascus barreled guns. I know that some single barrel shotguns from that era used fluid steel barrels, notably Remingtons, as did the various makes of repeating shotguns, but I have yet to find a side-by-side that does. Any ideas as to what manufacturer (if any) from that era produced a double-barrel shotgun with fluid steel (or comparable) barrels?


    Fluid steel or armory steel of that era is not appreciably stronger than a good damascus, but you do not state whether you want a side lock or box lock gun.

    The rounds you are shooting will determine whether they will be safe or not, in a decent shotgun of whatever type, in good shape.

    There are side lock guns from Parker to Crescent quality built with fluid steel barrels, the only determinant is money and time.

    Which we all have plenty of, I am sure.[:D]
    "Anger has two children -.hope, and courage." Augustine, Bishop of Hippo

    "Und es wird nicht hineingehen irgend ein Gemeines und das da Greuel tut und Luge,
    sondern die geschrieben sind in dem Lebensbuch des Lammes."
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