View Full Version : guestimate age of this shotgun

September 5, 2002, 11:29 PM
This shotgun was my great grandfathers. I can't find a serial number on it and the only letters say Batavia Leader.
It has Damascus twist barrels. Does anyone have an idea
how old this gun is and approximate value. If not, does anyone
have another good site/board where I might find out.

Yes, I do know I shouldn't shoot it (although my dad used it for pheasants as recently as a five years ago)


Harley Nolden
September 6, 2002, 03:58 AM
Thje Batavia Leader Was made by the the W.H.Baker Gun Company. Here is their stroy.

SXS's Of The World, by Charles Carder


Harley Nolden
September 6, 2002, 04:02 AM
The rest of the story on Baker Gun Co


September 6, 2002, 06:47 AM
Thank You! I had scoured the net previously and not really found anything. I appreciate your help. Now I can hang it on the wall
and not feel so dumb when someone asks about it ;)

September 6, 2002, 06:57 AM
I found a serial number this gun. Will that help me find out what
year it was made? I'd buy that fjestad book if I thought it would give me the answer.:confused: