1876 westly Richards boxlock what is it worth?
Depends on if it is sidelock or boxlock. Generally, 1916-1948. email@example.com
Your shotgun will range in price from 1,325 dollars-3,000 dollars for a shotgun with between 10%-50% of its original finish remaining,good wood,and a good set of bores.
Type of firearm action
yes it does
A sidelock shotgun is exactly as it sounds. The locks are on the side of the stock instead of inside the action. A box lock has the hammer, sears, springs etc inside the action itself, side locks are primarily separate. They are attached to the action on the back and sides of it in the wood and the hammer, sears springs etc are contained therein. They can be detached without removing the action from the stock.
They refer to the type of action.
No one Mossberg shotgun. Tell us what you have, we may be able to answer.
94 years old, +/- 20. If twist steel barrels and side hammers, more likely (but not absolutely) prior to WWI. If fluid steel and a boxlock (back hammers or hammerless) ALMOST certainly after c. 1905.
John - The Nitro Special name was used by J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co. You didn't tell us what kind of a shotgun it is, but I suspect it is a break-open breech single shot or double barrel. It may have side-hammers, or a boxlock with rear hammers or a hammerless boxlock and the barrel(s) may be either laminated or fluid steel. All those things and the condition of the gun will affect the value. It MIGHT be worth $250 if it is a good to very good boxlock with fluid steel barrels or less than $10 for any variation in broken/worn out/rusted condition.
By opening up or constricting.