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bugman
10-09-2009, 4:45 PM
Hi guys! I was wondering if someone here can give me an estimated value of this side by side Hunter Arms Fulton 12gauge shotgun with 26" barrel. It is in great shape, and it locks up good. Bore is shiny without any visible pitting. No obvious rust anywhere that I can see. Can you also tell me what I need to check to ensure it is safe to shoot. And if I decide to try and shoot it, what ammo do I need to use to be on the safe side. Any other useful information about these type of shotguns will be very much appreciated. I never handled a SxS before. Here are some pictures...

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Gunaria
10-09-2009, 5:39 PM
My thoughts;

You should have no problem getting at least $200 for it.

You should be able to shoot any modern 2 3/4 inch shells out of it except maybe steel shoot, since I don't know what the barrels are choked at.

bugman
10-09-2009, 10:32 PM
Thanks for the info Gunaria!

I don't have much knowledge about shotguns, but i believe this shotgun have IC barrel (improved cylinder) or so i was told by previous owner. The barrel seems to be smooth bore all the way to the front end.

bugman
10-11-2009, 12:39 PM
Any other value estimate? Is there any specific information out there on how to dis-assemble and thoroughly clean this shotgun?

Fjold
10-11-2009, 2:22 PM
There's one on Guns America here for sale:
http://www.gunsamerica.com/974324223/Guns/Shotguns/H-Misc-Shotguns/Hunter_Arms_Company.htm
$250
Here's one at Cabela's for $800
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/content/community/gun_inventory/inventory/hammond/american_sg/996654_hunter_hmd.jsp?hierarchyId=11657&cmCat=netcon&cm_ven=netcon&cm_cat=Yahoo&cm_pla=hunter%20arms%20shotguns%20for%20sale&cm_ite=netcon

Springfield45
10-11-2009, 3:40 PM
It is advisable to only shoot low base 2 3/4 inch loads in it. High base loads can make the stocks crack behind the receiver on older side by sides. The barrels can also start to separate because they were usually soldered together. Doubles like that are fun to shoot and make great dove or quail guns. Not sure on the value, they can go from cheap to pricey depending on the manufacturer and rarity.

Springfield45
10-11-2009, 3:46 PM
Any other value estimate? Is there any specific information out there on how to dis-assemble and thoroughly clean this shotgun?

The forearm should have a small gap at the end under the barrel. You pull straight down and the forearm will snap loose. Sometimes there is some kind of button to release it in the middle of the forearm like on L. C. Smith shotguns. After the forearm is off push the loading lever and the barrel should lift off when it is about 45% to the stock. That is as far as needed to disassemble for cleaning.

bugman
10-11-2009, 11:17 PM
Thanks for the disassembly instructions Springfield45!

pancho
10-12-2009, 7:19 PM
The "Fulton" was a less expensive Shotgun offered by Hunter Arms makers of LC Smith Shotguns. The "Smith" of LC Smith only made shotguns for a few years until they guy who invented their other shotguns came up with an even more successful product. The typewriter. He started a new business that became Smith Corona and made a boatload of money and sold off LC Smith.

Hunter Arms started making the Fulton in the 30's when people could afford the more expensive sidelock guns.

I have seen them sell for as much as $500 in the condition that yours is in.

agsansoo
10-13-2009, 9:42 AM
Very interesting. I have the same thing, except mine is a 20ga.