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Philip Van Cleave
Philip Van Cleave, Associate Degree
Category: Blue Book of Guns, Firearms Appraisals
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Experience:  Firearms appraiser.
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Antique W. Ellis 10 gauge double barrel shotgun. Damascus 32

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Antique W. Ellis 10 gauge double barrel shotgun. Damascus 32 inch barrel,hand engraved barrel and reciever. Missing locks/hammers, and 1 firing pin. Need to know time of production, background info,and value. Thank you so much.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Blue Book of Guns, Firearms Appraisals
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for using Blue Book, and Just Answer!My name is ***** ***** I'll be glad to help you.There is precious little information about the British W. Ellis shotguns. They were made in the middle of the 1800s - somewhere around the 1850-1860 range. They are not particularly collectable, so pricing is really based on shootability. The Blue Book does not list W. Ellis shotguns. Based on the condition described, the value should be around $100 to $150. I hope this helps. Philip
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your response. What would the value be if the gun was not missing the hammers and firing pin? If it was in good functioning condition?
Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 1 year ago.
That would improve the value. In it's current condition (non-working), it is considered to be in "poor" condition - a wall-hanger. If it were working, prices would approximately double. Philip

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