What is the difference between Damascus and twist shotgun barrels?

What is the difference between Damascus and twist shotgun barrels?

Damascus is folded steel. That gives it the beautiful “scroll” like patterns in the steel. Twist barrels were originally made using long bars of steel twisted in a spiral and welded, soldered or forged to form a tube.


A coach gun is a modern term, coined by gun collectors, for a double-barreled shotgun, generally with barrels from 18″ to 24″ in length placed side-by-side.

What is laminated steel shotgun barrels?

A laminated barrel is the same idea, just simpler. Rather than making up twisted billets of iron and steel, and then wrapping them around a mandrel, a laminated barrel was made by simply wrapping bands of steel around a mandrel and welding up the seams.

How is a Damascus shotgun barrel made?

Perfection over the next millennium resulted in early Damascus firearm barrels being made in Eastern and Near-eastern countries. Thin ribbons were wound around a mandrel, heated and hammer-welded to create barrels. A thin metal sleeve was wrapped around a mandrel over which the barrel ribbons were wound.

What kind of shotgun is a double barrel?

A 12 gauge Francotte double barrel shotgun Serial A 12 gauge Francotte double barrel shotgun Serial no. 86322, 12 gauge. 28 inch barrels marked Von Lengerke & Detmold/U.S. Agents New York. Concave, HAMILTON DOUBLE BARRELL SHOTGUN.

What kind of barrel was made in 1924?

1924 is a bit late for Damascus barrels. Are you sure they are Damascus and not perhaps fake Damascus made by etching a spiral pattern on solid steel barrels for those who liked the look of Damascus? Laminated steel is just another form of Damascus, made without the initial twisting of the rods. It is no stronger than any other built-up barrel.

Where can I buy a vintage Belgium double barrel shotgun?

WPG MB. CND This type of shotgun was sold by both sears and eatons and a host of other stores primarily in Canada. They are actually quite common and usually go for beteen $150 -$200 at auction.They were a good quality shotgun. I have one in 12 gage,purched from the Hudson Bay Co. Sorry but there is nothing Damascus about this shotgun.

How much does a vintage double barrel gun cost?

This gun with its tight chokes could be used as is for tight and long shooting but remember if you don’t want tight chokes we can have the chokes opened to anything you would want for only $70.00 per barrel. The 2 3/4″ Nitro proofed chambers make this gun very versatile in the USA.