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my grandfather has an old muzzle loading eight gage shotgun. hammers are on. missing ramrod. believe to be made in switzerland o

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  • daleraby
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    Y'know, this is the most common question I used to hear on the phone when I worked at a gun shop years ago... and there is no good answer. In fact its a silly question. I used to tell 'em to hold it closer to the phone receiver so I could "see" it better.

    Any antique gun... or other antique for that matter... has a monetary value based largely upon condition. Rarity also enters into the picture, as does historical significance. A one-off prototype Colt revolver in nearly new condition that can be shown to have belonged to Jesse James might well be worth as much money as anyone would care to ask for it. A rusty H&R .32 that is missing the grips is worth about a dollar. Its well nigh impossible to evaluate something without seeing and handling it. Even pictures don't help much.

    A muzzle-loading eight gage shotgun "might" be worth just about anything... but it is almost certainly worth more than money because, as others tried to tell you, it belonged to your grandfather. Most run of the mill Damascus shotguns, whether cartridge loading, percussion or flintlocks are not worth all that much money and they really aren't good for much other than as an improvised door stop or anchor for a canoe. So you probably will not get much for a family heirloom that you could never replace. If you sell it, you will likely be cursed by all your relatives for selling "Grampa's gun".

    Clean it carefully, oil it up, hang it above a fireplace and insure it. If it is in good enough shape to shoot... don't shoot it. You'll probably kill your fool self and destroy a piece of history in the process.

    I'd hate to tell you how many young men came into the store with old 1898 Springfields and the like wanting to either trade for a Remington 742 or to have it modified so they could put a Tasco scope on it.

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  • teufelhunden
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    It is worth any cost for you to fix it and keep it.

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  • Walt Smith
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    Priceless- Because it belonged to your grandfather.

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  • my grandfather has an old muzzle loading eight gage shotgun. hammers are on. missing ramrod. believe to be made in switzerland o

    my grandfather has an old muzzle loading eight gage shotgun. hammers are on. missing ramrod. believe to be made in switzerland or germany. what could it be worth?

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