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Ever heard of Enterprise shotguns?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by maint1517, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. maint1517

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    IMG_0464.JPG IMG_0465.JPG IMG_0466.JPG IMG_0467.JPG I have a guy wanting to trade me an Enterprise 12ga sxs shotgun for my Colt Colteer.22 magnum. I've never heard of them. All I know about it other than the pictures is he said it is a early 1900's with Damascus barrels.
    Have any of you ever heard of, or delt with one of these shotguns? I'd appreciate any opinions,input and advice.
     
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  2. arcticap

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    A quick Google search reveals this info. from an unknown date:

    What is a enterprise arms double barrel shotgun from 1892 worth?
    Most of these guns were made with compressed steel which is similar to Damascus.
    The enterprise shotguns were Belgium.
    In good usable condition this should be worth about $150.00 to 250 USD.--->>> http://www.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_enterprise_arms_double_barrel_shotgun_from_1892_worth

    Also:--->>> http://www.icollector.com/Lot-of-Tw...mmer-12-Ga-Break-Action-Shotgun-w-3_i29857687

    Generally speaking, anything Colt is going up in value while I don't know if the same can be said for an antique Enterprise Arms shotgun.
     
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  3. maint1517

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    Thanks arcticap. I was just emailing back and forth with him. I had done a google search and found his armslist post for it. He said in the post that the barrels were fairly pitted and he considered it a wall hanger. Not what he was telling me in the emails.
    Told him I was going to pass.
     
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  4. Jackrabbit1957

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    Good call Maint, a lot of different names were put shotguns that were imported from different countries. Husquavarna is a good example, I have seen quite a number of them sold under Richards, and a few other names that I can't conjure outta my memory. They are somewhat cheaply made with back action locks with no bridle on the tumblers. Unless you can physically hold it and really look it over I feel it's best not to commit to a buy.
     
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    Typical of the inexpensive Belgian made shotguns made for the hardware store trade around the beginning of the last century. This one appears well worn and the barrels are off face. Wall hanger value around 50 bucks.
     
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  6. 4v50 Gary

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    Concur. Keep the Colt. That double barrel belongs at Cracker House.
     
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  7. maint1517

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    Thanks for the input.
    I sent him an email telling him no deal.
     
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