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  1. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Hello. I recently purchased a beat-up but functioning shotgun for $20. It's a 16 gauge break action with the name "Volunteer Gun Co." on the side of the frame. Volunteer was a trade name used by Belknap Hardware. Guns under this trade name were made by Crescent, H&R, Iver Johnson, and Stevens. I...
  2. Technical Questions & Information
    I was recently handed down my grandfathers black powder pistol. I was very close to him and firearms were a hobby we shared and now i have this really cool piece of him to hold onto. The thing is, it is in rough shape. It was tortured for years by 7 year old me and all my little cousins playing...
  3. The Buy/Sell/Trade Forum
    I am interested in trusty, crusty and rusty firearms. Prefer revolvers but will consider any handgun or long gun. Older the better. Please message me directly!! Thanks
  4. Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns
  5. General Discussion
    I'm in my late 30's I've been a member here for a long time. I find that everything I do or appreciate is what older guys do... which I'm fine with. My neighbor is 76, he does the open carry, loves scotch, loves America etc... i find it's weird I don't have other friends in my age group with my...
  6. Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns
    Hello all. The name is Jaxson from St. Johns, Newfoundland. I'm new to the whole 'old firearms' thing. Recently, I found this little gem at an antique shop and I've been having trouble trying to identify it. Here is what I know about it at this time. Markings include a number on the side of...
  7. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Have no idea really what these three are. Think one on the right is from the civil war and the tale in my family is they have been passed from father to father. My grandfather is selling all his possessions in preparation for his move to a nursing home and wants my help valuing and selling...
  8. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Please help me with the identification of old weapons. My grandfather got it and we want to know what's going on and what it has value. character: ELG (Figure 3) length: 28 cm 1) 2) 3) sign on the barrel of the weapon
  9. Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers
    Hi i got this old revolver and i can not find the calliber. its realy old the lenght of the rotating barrel is 35mm thanks for advise the logo the size of the hole is 9mm radius from start to the end of the barrel
  10. 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...
  11. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Hi, I have a top break, 5 shot, Iver Johnson revolver, with the serial number (under left grip) S1905, and on the bottom Pat. June 16.96 Aug 25.(can't make the last two out sorry) just wondering what model/generation/cal./value this little guy is. Thanks!
  12. 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...
  13. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Hello everyone, First off I would like to start by saying I no very little about firearms so please excuse my ignorance. I have an old musket that was acquired by my father years ago somewhere in New England. From the little research I have been able to do on my own my guess is it is some...
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