Re: syracuse arms shotgun
With an early model Syracuse gun like yours, one has to remove the forearm then pull down hard on the barrels to remove them from the frame. The reason for this is in the design of the cocking mechanism whereby the ends of the cocking rods fit into a milled slot on each side of the barrel lug. Enough pressure on the barrels will push the cocking rods backwards so that they disengage; although you will think you are destroying the gun in the process. And finally, the term "New Twist" is not a fancy name for a Damascus barrel, it is the term for the style of Twist steel barrels the Syracuse Arms Company used on their Grade O and Grade 1 guns (the Grade 1 had a small amount of engraving, the Grade 0 none); the lowest grade SAC gun with genuine Damascus barrels was the Grade 2, and it retailed for $5 more than than the Grade 1 Twist barreled gun.