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Old July 13, 2013, 06:51 PM   #1
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Rutten Herstal O/U Shotgun RM285

Is anybody familiar with the Rutten Herstal RM285 O/U shotgun? It had belonged to my dad before he passed away and Mr Google isn't showing much in the way of history of the gun, value, etc. I can't even find one for sale on any site to determine value.

Trying to post pictures, but the site is saying that the file is missing a security token....
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Old July 13, 2013, 07:29 PM   #2
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Value means different things to different people - being as it was your dad's, it would hold a lot more value to you than me
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Old July 13, 2013, 07:33 PM   #3
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Thank you for the link!

I don't have any plans to sell it right now, just trying to get a better idea of what I have. This was one of about 15 guns that he left me, and is one that I had never seen until after he passed.
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Old July 14, 2013, 08:50 PM   #4
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AFAIK, J&L Rutten made only 2 models of shotguns, both O/U's - the plain Model 100 & somewhat fancier Model 285.

IIRC, they were imported into the US from Herstal, Belgium in the mid-late 1990's, and currently bring less then the $500 - $900 that CDNN once offered them as new, in good/used condition, today.

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