What is Damascus barrels on shotguns?
Damascus or “Damascus twist” barrels are older shotgun barrels that typically were made before 1900. Iron and steel ribbons were twisted and welded together. Damascus barrels have a distinctive, irregular pattern of short, streak-like marks around the barrel. If you have a Damascus barrel gun, don’t shoot it.
When did they stop using Damascus barrels?
That stub twist gun blew out a barrel in the 1940s. Small numbers of “damascus” guns were made until about WWII, but general production stopped back in the WW I era.
Why are Damascus barrels unsafe?
“A second reason Damascus guns fail inspection is because the barrels have been dented while hunting. It’s easy to remove dings from fluid steel barrels, but their removal from twist barrels creates a soft spot and lessens barrel integrity.
Are Damascus barrels Safe?
I do not, but what remains is that while shooting a Damascus-barreled shotgun requires more due diligence from a quality gunsmith and the shooting of low-compression shells, these firearms are safe to shoot.
Are there any Damascus barrel double barrel guns?
There are a lot of beautiful Damascus barreled double barrel guns being used in Great Britain today. There was a very good article published in Double Gun Journal in the last year or so that put both Damascus and steel barreled guns through a burst test. These guns were both Parkers of relatively poor quality but sound.
Are there any Remington 12 gauges with Damascus barrels?
Remington 1900 12 gauge side-by-side with Damascus barrels. This gun was intentionally destroyed with a gross overcharge of smokeless powder. Such a charge would have destroyed any modern shotgun.
Which is better Damascus barrel or fluid steel?
This color-case-hardened 16-bore with four season engraving is a perfect example of the craftsmanship for which the firm is world-renowned. Damascus-barreled shotguns are considered inferior to those made with fluid-steel barrels, but are they really more dangerous to shoot?
How did J Jones make the Damascus barrel?
In 1806 J.Jones was granted a British patent for the production of gun barrels using iron from horse shoe nails and steel from coach springs. The Damascus barrels were made by layering anything from 8 to 24 pieces of alternating strips of iron and steel and forging them together.