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I am trying to get a decent appraisal on two shotguns.
I have a double barrell Fox SterlingWorth 12 gauge

I also have a double barrell LC Smith Trap Grade 12 gauge

Does anyone know any gun collectors or gun shops who would be interested in appraising these??

I have looked on line and have a rough idea, but I was trying to get a good appraisal done from someone local.
 

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I have a bunch of old LC's What year is she, trap grade depending on year and condition could be 1200-1500

Go see Joe, He is the man:thumbsup: He is a wealth of knowledge and an expert gunsmith

Winters' Gun Specialties
66 West White Horse Pike, Berlin, NJ 08009-1257
(856) 767-0349‎
 

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This is going to sound a bit wacky, as I don't know the guy's name, but...

Check out the gun room in the back of Just Sports on Mechanic St in Court House. They had a handful of older, collectible type handguns in the counter case last I was in. The guy running the gun dept these days seems really knowledgeable and was in the planning stages of expanding their gun selection and show room. Not sure if hes still involved with the place, but at one time Middle's officer/detective Fred Teasenfitz had worked there.
 

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If the Fox is a Philiadelphia one in good condition it's worth a lot. The L.C. Smith is also a top end gun. Any trap gun is a grand or more. What ever you do DON'T DON'T DON'T go to Cabellas they will spank you hard. Most Gunshops are unreliabe also because they want to get them cheap and charge top dollar. Go on GUNBROKER.COM they have many guns in all conditiions. They are very valuable but in this market they will not bring there true value at a gunshop or broker. If you don't need money hold on to them if you need cash then pick a price your happy with from one of the Websites. They are top dollar guns if in good shape. Good luck. The real way is to get a double gun jurnal they will give the real price and a chart to compair. I have a friend that is a collector but he is not buying right now unless he can get them cheap.
 

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Thanks

I know Cabelas would just add to their collection and chop the pice down. I found out from a friend who is a collector that my LC Smith is worth $1,500 b/c it was unused & in great shape. The Fox is used and worn with a few scratches and pitting. It was made in New York and worth around $400.
Thanks for all the help:)
 

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I know Cabelas would just add to their collection and chop the pice down. I found out from a friend who is a collector that my LC Smith is worth $1,500 b/c it was unused & in great shape. The Fox is used and worn with a few scratches and pitting. It was made in New York and worth around $400.
Thanks for all the help:)

If you are interested- give me the #'s on the LC and I will give you a bunch of info on her...
 

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Took some guns up to Cabelas recently for trade in. The prices seemd fair on the evalution.
if you sold or traded guns in at cabelas you got about 50% or less of there actual worth.

to the OP there is a bluebook of gun values that you should be able to buy at any bookstore, gunbroker or auctionarms is another place to check and see what others are asking. i say asking because in many instances what a person is asking is not what a gun really sells for.
 

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I am trying to get a decent appraisal on two shotguns.
I have a double barrell Fox SterlingWorth 12 gauge

I also have a double barrell LC Smith Trap Grade 12 gauge

Does anyone know any gun collectors or gun shops who would be interested in appraising these??

I have looked on line and have a rough idea, but I was trying to get a good appraisal done from someone local.
R&R Gunsmiths in Somers Point, talk to Richard, he's not interested in buying so he'll give you a true appraisal of their worth. Richard is old, has been in the business for years, he knows guns, has all the books and reference material to back up his appraisals, and will give you an honest value based on the condition of the firearm. he'll even give you something in writing if you need it for insurance purposes....
609-653-9580
 

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Wow, I can get into this... I had old damascus barrel hammer shot guns, 3 civil war muskets that my grandfather had given me. Those along with 22's, 357's and 44 mag pistols, two Springfield 30'06 rifles I had sporterized with wood stocks I shaved with broken glass when I was 13-14yrs old. 7.7 Jap rifle that had the original airplane sights on it.. 30/30 Winchester's lever rifles and colt 32 auto that was issued to my dad as a Capt when he got out of the army after WWII.. Never fired.. He was a Major and hadn't been notified of his rank increase. Majors had a choice of what they wanted.. He always said that if he knew he was a Major he would have taken a 22 Hi-Standard pistol.. He was the military commander of a town in India. He was a Major for 11 months before he knew it.. Had a bunch of back pay waiting in him after the war was over.

All these gun were stolen from our house in Flourtown while the family was at the shore in the 70's.

One of the cheap Dan Wesson 357's showed up in a Warlock raid in Franklinville, NJ in the 80's.. A Treasury Agent shows up at our front door. Wanted to know why we reported this pistol stolen when it was still registered to the original owner. A friend of my brothers. Evidently the sporting goods store they used never sent in the transfer papers..

I'm there in the house in Flourtown by myself trying to answer questions for my brothers. This guy was heavy duty, the type you knew already knew the answers to the questions he was asking..

Then he wanted know if my brothers had motor cycles. The grage was full of Harleys, Nortons and Hondas. I said yes, but they didn't ride with clubs. The worse part was they weren't around. They were on their way to Cali in a Van.. Well he believed me and left... A year later we got call from the Frankinville police telling my brother he could come get the Dan Wesson they had recovered. They had two stolen. The one they recovered was the one that was about shot out. They told them to keep it..

I miss the muskets the most. We used to shoot skeet with them... Black powder, percussion cap, an ounce and 1/4 of no 5-6 shot and a 50" barrel..dram and half of powder.. Trust me, I could reach out lots farther than any normal 12 ga shot gun.. I was 13-14yrs old at the trap range. I would ask the guys shooting if they missed could I take a shot before the clay hit the ground with the musket.. That was fun and I rarely missed...
 

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Dunk....

Another gun nut.....:D

I've been playing with firearms since I was old enough to buy them, had many including one of those Dan Wesson wheel guns. The one I had was a real P.O.S. that would shave lead when you fired it.
I've had 38's, 357 mags, 44 mags, 45 Long Colts, 45 ACP, a gaggle of rifles in several different calibers.
After years of buying, selling, and trading guns, I'm down to 3 handguns, a .22 lr Ruger Single Six, a .22 lr Browning Buckmark, and my favorite Kimber Limited Edition Target Match .45 acp. I also have two CZ .22 lr rifles, the 452 Trainer with Olympic grade peep sights, and the 453 Varmint with a Weaver V-16 scope.
Shoot at the Atlantic County range facility in EHT, past Bullseye champ there 2 years running, service pistol champ last year, and compete in a couple different .22 rifle matches there......
 

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i also have had many guns, i inherrited my fathers guns also, 2 old double barrels 12 gauge, a stevens and a keystone arms. they still function great, very tight, also i have a gem, its a new frontier Colt 45, pearl handle, with very low serial # i remember my father having this gun when i was a kid, and its only been fire a couple times!! its my favorate. there is a good dealer here in Pa. Millers in chichester, he is the son of the old MaxMillers gun store.
 
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