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#183529 - 03/22/10 07:12 PM 16 gauge Utica double barrel Shotgun
1bub Offline

Registered: 03/22/10
Posts: 1
Hello. First time I've ever used a forum. I'm looking for information on the above. I am 68 years old and it was my grandfather's. It has been stolen and I'm trying to get an idea of the value for the police report. I haven't handled it in more than 10 years, so I'm a little foggy on the name. I'm not sure if it was made in Utica NY, it might have been Meriden, CT. I believe it was made in the 1920's or 30's.

Does this ring a bell for anyone?


#183534 - 03/22/10 07:37 PM Re: 16 gauge Utica double barrel Shotgun [Re: 1bub]
Drew Hause Offline

Registered: 01/18/06
Posts: 6890
Loc: AZ but dreaming of KS
Sir: If made in Meriden, it was likely a tradename gun sold by Sears. As a legacy it was priceless, but as a firearm I'm sorry to say it was worth very little. You might look here to see if the guns are similar http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/17474742

#183537 - 03/22/10 08:28 PM Re: 16 gauge Utica double barrel Shotgun [Re: Drew Hause]
cuzncletus Offline

Registered: 08/30/09
Posts: 38
Could you be confusing Utica with Ithaca? Ithaca doubles are very common. In fact, there's a virtual genetic tree of them, even going to guns manufactured in Japan in modern times. Without more specific info on any gun, there's no possible way to put a value on one. Even then estimates are best left to experts.


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