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A customer of mine was moving out of state and sold me this gun there are no numbers on it I have no idea what it is. I know that he is 70 years old and he got it from his grandfather so I know it's got some years on it can anybody tell me a little bit about the gun
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W. Richards was a trade name used on shotguns manufactured by Henri Pieper of Belgium and imported by large sporting goods distributors in the US The gun pictured has Damascus or also known as a laminated steel barrels and it is an outside hammer gun. Most likely made in the 1890s to very early 2oth century. The quality of these guns is poor and being Damascus steel definitely unsafe to fire. They were a working mans shotgun.
 

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It's value is mostly as a decoration / wall hanger. They can run from 100 to 200 dollars in my area. Old shotguns have to be something quite special to have much value where an old Winchester rifle in similar condition could easily be 500 to 2500 plus depending on the model.
 
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