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  1. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Hello, I'm new to the board and wanted to first thank whomever in advance for their time and input. I recently inherited a antique Japanese Tanegashima matchlock rifle from my Grandfather's estate. I'll post a few photos so you can get an idea of what it looks like. I'm very interested in...
  2. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    I inherited this gun and have tried to do some basic research online, including requesting confirmation from Colt of it's authenticity based on the serial number. It was originally owned by an ancestor and has found its way to me through the years. I have been told that there are photos of my...
  3. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    This shotgun belonged to my grandfather and I inherited it at Christmas time. I've taken it to my local gun shop for a professional cleaning and they've told me I have something pretty special. Since the gun belonged to my late grandfather that's special enough to me but I was wondering if...
  4. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Good afternoon everyone! I really know nothing about guns, but I am an antiques dealer and I have come into possession of two small Deringer pistols. Both looks exactly the same, same designs and markings. "Deringer Philadela" behind the hammer and "Deringer Philadela" with a sunburst P on...
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    I purchased this pistol at an auction and was wondering if anyone had any clue about it. It appears to me to be a toy pistol someone has hand made or a piece of folk art. I honestly have no clue! If anyone has any input at all I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you!
  6. General Firearms Discussion
    Hello there, Last weekend a friend of mine has been working as a landscaper and dug out a gun that was buried in the ground, after seeing the pictures I was wondering what kind of gun would this be ? Is there anyone that could identify its type ?
  7. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    So I recently bought a new toy and realized I don't know anything about it. A woman inherited this Stevens pocket rifle and sold it to me as a .22 Upon taking it home and dropping a .22LR round into it, I knew something was wrong. Turns out it's a .25 Stevens short caliber and that's about...
  8. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    I recently inherited a beautiful old gun from my father in law. It is a double barrel side by side. It has "D. Egg pall mall london" engraved between the barrels and has a gold sheild on the bottom of the stock. If anyone coukd give me more info on this gun as far as how old it is and a possible...
  9. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Hello, I recently picked up this mossberg scope at an antique shop on a whim but have been having difficulties finding information about it. What I find strange is the lack of elevation knobs but through reading have found that some of the older mossberg scopes had their knobs on the mounts...
  10. Curio & Relics Forum
    Hi Guys I am new to the group. I love history and firearms and the other day My dad sent me a picture of a gun, but I have no idea about it. If someone has any clues please let me know. Samuel
  11. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    While preparing my father-in-laws estate we discovered a storage area with a number old and antique guns. This one makes us the most curious. The only numbers stamped on both the barrel and grip are 2766. The box it is contained in seems complete, including ammo. Any ideas? Thanks Chris
  12. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Obviously this is in very poor condition and probably isn't worth much. But I found this at a sale super cheap and picked it up. Had to use a magnifying glass to find the marking BJ Hart & Bros. I looked online and there are a few different "hart and bro" makers with different name before. The J...
  13. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Hi guys, first time poster here. I'm wanting to identify these rifles which were found in the bottom of my Grandmothers cupboard recently. I believe they've been in the family for 100 yrs (or more). I'm in Australia and I'm aware this is predominately a US forum so the stock markings maybe...
  14. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Hello all, I need some help identifying the age and estimated value of a hand gun I inherited. I was hoping someone might be able to help. Attached are four pictures of the pistol. The following information is on the gun: Across the barrel top: Patented Dec 17, 1861 Manufactured by Remington's...
  15. Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns
    Yesterday I went into an antique shop near my house and bought an ELG black powder percussion rifle for $100. I did some research and found that it was made between 1810 and 1853 making it 163 to 206 years old. I know it's Belgian but I'm not sure of the caliber or what it's really worth. The...
  16. Technical Questions & Information
    Hello everyone, this is my first post on the site. I recently acquired a flintlock pistol from my grandfather. I have no idea whether it is authentic, or when or where it is from, and I would like to know if possible. Thanks for the help!
  17. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    This rifle is from my great grandfather whom passed away many years ago. he found it underneath the floorboard of a house he was working on in the 70s. I was wondering if anyone could help me out with finding information on the rifle. the stamp on it says J. STEVENS A. & T. CO CHICOPEE FALLS...
  18. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    I am trying to determine the value and series of the following: Charles Daly 12 ga SxS set with 2 Damascus barrels: A. 26” proof mark HAL over crossed pistols, also “RS” and #646 B. 30” proof mark crown over V, also “C” and #452 Receiver marked Made in Prussia, Charles Daly, proof mark crown...
  19. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Hello everyone, thanks for allowing me to join your forum. I recently traded for this antique lever action rifle with scope. I can't find much info on the rifle, can you guys help with age, price, etc etc. Thanks so much in advance for any opinion and reply!! Jim
  20. Technical Questions & Information
    hey there this is my first post. I was given this rifle with no information about it. I suspect it's from early 1900's. Anyone have any ideas?
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