How can you tell if a remington shotgun has a damascus barrel
I have an old Remington double barrel shotgun, the serial # is 218699. From what I've been able to figure that means its a model 1899. What i can't figure out is if it has damascus barrels or not, I have read that its not advisable to fire modern ammunition in an old shotgun with damascus barrels, and I would like to use this one to hunt with.
I can't see any spirals in the barrels, and there isn't any fancy designs on the barrels like some with damascus barrels have. On the side of the breech it says "Remington Arms Company" . It has hammers. On the underside of the barrels there are some letters , I'm not sure what they mean, ther is the letter "G" on each barrel, with an arrow pointing up from each "G" to a crude looking "P" or "D". There is also the number 712 stamped under on of the barrels. It doesn't have auto-ejectors. On the barrel lugs there is the numbers 40 and 43, I understand these numbers have to do with shot pattern, on another lug there is the number 89.
Also under the breech, when you break open the gun, there are the numbers 112, and 681.
This is all I can tell you about it, I hope you can tell me if it has damascus barrels or not, I guess in 1899 Remington made some shotguns with damascus barrels and some without.
Thanks in advance.