View Full Version : OT: Gun ? (Drillings)
02-15-2005, 04:52 PM
Is anyone on this Board knowledgable on Drillings (3 barrel guns), I need to ask some questions about a 16 X 16 X 9.73X72R German drilling that is on an estate auction this weekend. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
02-15-2005, 05:18 PM
If it is in good order it could be worth alot, like several thousand $.
Though the caliber and gauge on this one is not highly sought after.
02-15-2005, 05:33 PM
What exactly do you need to know?
02-15-2005, 05:51 PM
Tinker2: I will email you my questions, thanks for the reply
02-16-2005, 12:27 AM
The rifle calibers of German drillings are just about always weird. I've heard various theories as to why, but none convincing.
02-16-2005, 01:13 AM
I have several drillings. One in the same caliber 9.3x72. A good cartridge about like a 35 Remington. Most of the older 16 ga. were 2 1/2 inch chambers. No problem, as loaded shotshells are available and not too expensive. Drillings varied in quality from very cheap to equal to a British "Best Quality" gun. Good luck, Tom
02-16-2005, 11:43 AM
I was in a hurry yesterday and did not provide quite enough info to start with. The mfg is Heinrich Raetz, Luneburg, Germany. Is this a Guild gun since it is not a mfg that i am familiar with? I am looking for a value range since i will not be able to view the gun until Fri. PM and the sale is Sat AM.
02-16-2005, 01:30 PM
AS I recall guild guns were apprentece works Guilds were like unions here, sort of, so I'm guessing it was a test piece as at the end of the apprenticeship the student had to build a rifle and was graded on it.