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Here is Ron Gabel's answer to question number 4359

Question:

I have a new baker double barrel shotgun with a serial number of 7656 patented october 4, 1887 but also has a date of june 1, 1880 right under the first date. it also has the name syracuse gun and forging company imprinted on it with an emblem on the butt ( like csb intertwined together) this gun is in good condition, and missing one of 2 hammers. the screw came out and it fell off. could you please send me some information on this particular gun and what it might possibly be worth. any information you could provide me with would be appreciated. thank you, Dawn Jachim. ps, it also has the names batavia and new baker engraved on it.

Answer:

The New Baker shotgun was made by the Baker Gun & Forging Company of Batavia New York. "Batavia" was a trade name used on shotguns produced by the Baker Gun Company. Baker started in 1885 in Syracuse New York and was known as the Syracuse Forging Company. The firm was moved to Batavia in 1889. The New Baker hammer Model 1897 was offered in two grades of 10,12 and 16 gauge and was priced at $25. The Syracuse Arms Company of Syracuse New York was known as the Syracuse Forging and Gun Company prior to 1888. The gun can retail anywhere from $100 to $850 depending on condition, grade and gauge.

Submitted By: Dawn Jachim On: 6/17/2003 9:36:27 PM

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