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sierra338
May 21, 2004, 10:28 AM
I posted this on THR, but didn't get any hits. Maybe I'll have better luck here.

I'm trying to do some estimating for insurance values and am a bit stumped on two rifles.

First is a Beretta FS-1 in 12 gauge. The metal and wood are in good condition. Some markings: Pietro Beretta Gardone V.T. Made in Italy, Ausonia Electric Steel, Fucile Rinforzato Speciale Brevettato. It appears a vent rib was added since there's engraving by the barrel breech that's partially covered by the rib. The rib is marked Simmons Gun Specialties Patented.

Second is an Eddystone P-17 that all stampings appears to match. It's got the flaming bomb on the receiver, bolt, and barrel. It's marked 7-18. Every part I can see has an "E" stamped in it. It is missing the front sling swivel, and is parkerized. It has a really nice stock with a few dings. The bore is very good, no cleaning kit or bayonet. The receiver is stamped US Model of Eddystone 1917 S/N 8359XX.

I've surfed the internet auction sites and see a wide spread of prices on the Eddystone, but have never seen another FS-1. Any help would be appreciated.

Ryan

kidcoltoutlaw
May 21, 2004, 10:36 AM
the blue book,thanks,keith

Harley Nolden
May 21, 2004, 11:14 AM
Good ans. My blue book is as old as the dog, and I don't know how old that is. I do have a request, Amozon.com for the current issue though. Sorry

HJN

Steven Mace
May 21, 2004, 02:39 PM
Ryan, the Beretta Model FS-1, page 283, is listed at $175 at 100% condition. The Model 1917 Enfield 'Eddystone', pages 1557-1558, is listed at $2,500 in 100% condition with the original high polish blued finish or $700 with a reworked matte blue or parkerized finish. Hope this helps!

Steve Mace

sierra338
May 27, 2004, 03:42 PM
Thanks for the info folks. I appreciate it.

Ryan