COLUMBIA shotgun question

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by laidbck111, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Ok guys and gals I have an old "Columbia" shotgun 12 gauge single shot and can't find any info on it. I know the gun is not worth a ton of money. I have search online and found more question's than answers and even taken it to a couple (8) gun dealers and nothing. I have been offered $100 all the way up to a even trade for for a used 40 S&W. I can not get rid of the gun it has family history. So if any one knows something about this gun please let me know. Here is what I do know. It was a "drug store" shotgun carried by a lot of different stores. Many people imported them in from ????????????? country. Most of them are 60-100 years old. Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. duxsrus

    duxsrus New Member

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    Well sorry I can't be of much help either as I've never heard of them. I would have suggested taking it to some gunsmiths but you have done that too. Sounds like an odd one.
     

  3. SeedTick

    SeedTick New Member

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    Hey Benji, I don't know if it will help you any but I found this.

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  4. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    Check chamber length on all old shotguns before firing.The old roll crimp shell were not quite as long when fired as our star crimp today.A short chamber will often create x-cess pressure.It is like shooting a 3" in a 2 3/4" chamber.Also,check for damascus (spiral)barrel and do not shoot one.peewee-williams