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    Hi, I'm new on here and was looking for someone that might know anything about this old side by side 12 gauge hammergun. 30 inch barrels, laminated steel, matching #'s marked Marshall Arms Co. Thanks, Gary

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    First search popped this up.

    "Undoubtedly a trade-name used by one of the many hardware/catalog stores from 1880-1940. Actual manufacturer might by Crescent, H&A, Stevens, Iver Johnson, etc."



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    GR not to rain on your parade but even if in pristine condition it would be worth less than $700 -$800. If not pristine more like $200 to $300. Like Dave said it was a hardware store gun and most likely cost less that $8 new. Sorry.

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    hey thanks guys, my thinking was if it wasn't a valuable collector item I would have it checked out, get some low compression shells and use it.

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    gr make sure that they are low pressure. Don't go by the old wife's tale that low base shells are low pressure. Some are some aren't. I shoot damascus barreled guns all the time and buy CIP, (european), made shells. They are low pressure. The best thing to do is reload your own with a known low pressure load. Then you can be 100% sure that the pressure is correct. Also, get a gunsmith that knows about damascus/twist to check it out first. Some gunsmiths will flat out tell you that no damascus is safe to shoot.

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