Re: Info on old 16ga shotgun
There are a few collectors of old shotguns, and maybe that one would interest a collector in the area or someone interested in the history of Cleveland (a city museum?), but in general, those guns have little value, even in top shape with a lot of original finish. Like the old revolvers, many dealers won't buy them or take them in trade because they sell for so little and there is not enough profit to pay for the paperwork. Plus they can't give a warranty since parts are unavailable.
When they do turn up on a used gun rack, they usually bring around $75-150, depending on condition.
My suggestion is that you consider it an heirloom and keep it as a memento, but if you want to sell, try some local dealers and/or a gun show if there are any in your area.
Last edited by Jim K; 01-02-2010 at 01:00 PM..