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Old January 14, 2009, 10:45 PM   #1
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Shooter or Wall-hanger

I am looking for things to look at when buying used/older shotguns (SxS & O/U). I understand the Damascus issue, but wondering if there are other tell-tale signs/things to look for. I am looking for shooters only. (why own it if you can't shoot it!). I am new to the antique gun circle, mainly own modern firearms and hoping to reach out to some more "seasoned" individuals for info on old shotties.
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Old January 15, 2009, 07:13 AM   #2
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They can all be shot,including Damascus, if in the proper condition and using the proper loads. You need to hook up with a good Smith who knows old doubles.. JFC
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Old January 15, 2009, 08:56 AM   #3
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check out doubleguns.com

http://www.doubleguns.com/

Lots of good info and knowledgeable folks
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