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I have a double barrel 12ga w/hammers from folsom arms co. With a ser #182חנis this a collector gun ? Is this worth anything

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Hello, Tim.
 You haven't given me much information to research, but this information should cover your question. Folsom Arms Co. did not manufacture this shotgun. HD Folsom purchased Crescent Firearms Co. in the 1890's, to manufacture their firearms. It was after this that they began having the name, 'Folsom Arms Co.' stamped on their guns. This, along with over 100 other names were used on their guns. The number exceeded 2 million, and included shotguns made in Belgium and imported to the United States. The number, as well as the medium grade of manufacture, has resulted in a minimal collectors interest. Value of your SxS shotgun, in very good condition, will be from $100 to $150.  

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I can answer questions dealing with firearms and their development due to western expansion. I can answer most questions about any firearms of the world manufactured after the Civil War(1868 - present. I can offer safety warnings about these. I can offer opinions and the reasons behind these. I can also answer questions about Iver Johnson firearms. I can identify by pictures most firearms. If your question involves a firearm you have access to, please include a good quality photo with your question.

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I have been at the study of firearms and their use since my first issue of Field and Stream in 1962.At that time I was completely devoted to rifles, but over the years I have experienced the thrill of the hunt with handguns, shotguns and of course rifles. I moved from Oklahoma to New Mexico in 1972 and, since, I have taken numerous game and non-game animals with all firearms (cannons excluded)including blackpowder muzzleloading rifles,shotguns and handguns. My favorite handgun for large non-game animals, such as feral hogs, is my Uberti replica of a 1847 Colt Walker. Very heavy, but accurate.

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I am a 1973 high school graduate. Junior and senior year I developed a class on Wildlife Depredation and Conservation of our Rocky Mountain states. My specialty was the brown bear.

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New Mexico Hunter Safety Program Instructor 15 year award.

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