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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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I recently took my BC Miroku -Miroku Firearms Mfg. Co. Kochi

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Hello I recently took my BC Miroku -Miroku Firearms Mfg. Co. Kochi Japan 12ga 2 3/4 o/u 26"Barrels- both chokes ss-ss. Other markings H-SP-NP-12-70 m/m -serial 606255- Single Gold trigger and full Gold Etching--from out of the closet.I have owned the gun for at least forty years. Would you please help me out with a little history and value.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Blue Book of Guns, Firearms Appraisals
Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 1 month ago.

Can you attach some photos showing the engraving/gold enlays on that shotgun?

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Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 1 month ago.

I received your photos - thanks!

The way Miroku-branded shotguns are priced is by their Charles Daly counterparts (which were made by Miroku after they stopped making their own models). Yours appears to be the equivalent of a Charles Daly Diamond Skeet Grade. It was made in the 1950s or early 1960s.

Here's the appraisal:

Value Range (based on percentage of original finish on the gun and in working order):

100% - $2,700
98% - $2,400
95% - $1,550
90% - $1,200
80% - $1,100
70% - $925
60% - $800

I hope this helps.

Philip