Antique shotguns: I can’t understand why a top quality gun fitted with sleeved barrels by the original maker should command a lower price than one given a complete new barrel set by the same craftsman.
Chapuis shotguns: I have recently acquired a Chapuis shotgun, an over-under 12-bore with sideplates. However, I am experiencing difficulty finding any information about the model, the year of manufacture and the value of this gun. The only mark is a serial number 10055.
Steel shot: I have two 10-bores. One is a Gunmark Kestrel with 3.5in chambers rated at 1,200kg/cm2. The right bore is machined to 0.751in and the left bore 0.729in. The second gun is a Zabala LP71, which also has 3.5in chambers rated at 1,000kg/cm2.