I have a Syracuse Arms Co. 12 gauge double barrel that I'm trying to determine the grade, age, and value of. I was told that the gun was made ~1895-1898? It has #12854 stamped on the inside where the barrel breaks open. There is also a "0" stamped on the left side above the patent date. I could probably make out the patent date if I could remove the barrels, but I'm not sure how. I can see that it says "Sept", but that's all I can make out without taking the barrels off. It has "Syracuse Arms Company Syracuse NY" stamped on one barrel and "New Twist" on the other.
I would consider it in good condition. No rust, blueing is a bit worn, the stock has the usual dings and very minor scratches. No big flaws at all, just an old gun with character. The forearm has some kind of black "V" shaped design at the first 1 1/2".
I guess that's all the info that I have. Is there any other features that you need to know?
Thanks for any info and insight!