Just one note toward barrels of vintage guns; In the time of Damascus barrels, the cost of the barrels was equal to appoximately half the cost of the gun.
Today one can always find a good deal on a vintage gun with barrels which are pretty thin, pitted, or far too thin to safely shoot. Try finding a good set of high grade barrels that need a home! That is a little harder.
I figure that vintage American SxS's of medium to high grades with cut barrels are worth half of what they would be worth with good barrels. Maybe a sleeved English gun is worth about as much?
Last edited by Mark Ouellette; 07/17/13 06:50 AM.