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Here is Ron Gabel's answer to question number 5098

Question:

I'f possable could you please tell me the value of a shotgun passed down to me. It was my grandfather's gun bought new. Spencer Rptg.Arms CO. pat.1882 model 1900 gauge 12 Thank You In Advance Edward Dieterle

Answer:

From 1882 to 1889 the Spencer Arms Company of Windsor CT manufactured the first successful slide action repeating shotgun. The shotgun came in both solid and take down models and in both 10 and 12 gauge. In 1890 Francis Bannerman & Sons of New York bought the patents and machinery and moved the operation to Brooklyn NY. They produced the Spencer Models from 1890 to 1907. Retyail value in good condition $500.

Submitted By: Edward Dieterle On: 11/18/2003 2:37:29 PM

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