1925 16gauge H.G Sterling double barrel shotgun with side hammers

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  1. D.Mathews

    D.Mathews New Member

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    What is the value of something like this it has nothing missing its in good condition checkering is still highly visible bores have minimum pitting has belgium laminated steel barrels is thought to be a U.P railroad police gun during the great depression has U.P brass shield inlaid into the bottom of the grip on the stock the gun is tight but the hammers are a little loose
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    D.Mathews New Member

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    any info would be helpful im planning on buying this shotgun the guy wants $100 for it which i dont think is bad i would juss like to have several opinions
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    hrf Well-Known Member

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    Vorisek's "Shotgun Markings" lists H. J. STERLING as a trademark of Fernand Dumoulin of Liege, one of the better Belgian makers.

    Most of the type if complete and decent looking will bring that much as a decorator.
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    Any decent wall hanger will bring around $100.00 as a decoration/conversation piece.
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    I'm not sure where you got the 1925 date, most Belgium outside hammers and Damascus barrels were made prior to 1911.
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    D.Mathews New Member

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    i dont remember the date exactly but thats whts stamped on the under side of the barrel its dated 1920-1928 it was somewhere between there
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