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Impreza
May 31, 2008, 11:54 AM
I have these two old shotguns and was wondering if they are worth anything?

1st one is a double barrel and it says T barker on it with a little bunny or something.

The second one is a single barrel and says bay state on it.

Pics coming soon.

bigghoss
May 31, 2008, 02:57 PM
if they work they're worth SOMETHING...

James K
May 31, 2008, 04:26 PM
Not much. They probably have Damascus (twist) barrels, making them dangerous to fire even if otherwise tight and working. "Barker" was one of several names used to fool a customer into thinking he was buying a good quality gun (Parker) instead of a mediocre hunting gun.

Those guns are still quite common, and rarely bring more than $25 or so; quite a few are deactivated and used as decorators. For more info, see:

http://www.briley.com/articles/grampas_shotgun.html

Jim

Jeff Mulliken
May 31, 2008, 06:04 PM
Worth next to nothing.

skeeter1
June 1, 2008, 12:56 AM
If they have Damascus barrels, they're only good as wall-hanging decorations. Shoot, I have one Damascus knife and I don't know why I ever bought it. I'm afraid I'll just break it. Darned pretty, though. :(

Impreza
June 1, 2008, 09:16 AM
Ahhhh...Maybe i'll just hang them on the wall then.