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    Need Help Identifying Robert Schuler Drilling Gun

    Hello:

    I just aquired a Robert Schuler Drilling Gun. Don't know much about these - not able to find out any info on the internet. Can someone help identify and value this gun. The stock is cracked - should I have it redone and then sell it or sell it as is? Any info is helpful. Link to pics below:

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mfaecz4k7...W3yPDLiGa?dl=0

    Thanks,

    Chuck

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    Legible pictures of all the proof marks on the barrel flats and rifle barrel would help immensely. I'm not knowledgeable enough of the makers/retailers to offer any thoughts of Schuler.

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    cm546,

    As sharps mentioned you'll need to post some clear pictures of all the marks. There are members that can identify it for you from them. Most would rather not estimate prices without the gun in-hand as there are far to many variables that affect value. I did look at your pictures and it seems to be a very nice gun. The stock could be repaired by a competent gunsmith so that it would be nearly undetectable.

    Good luck, Diz

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    You need to disassemble the drilling to see all the proofs and to get good pictures. That's only part of them. With the action closed, remove the forearm by pulling down on the latch on the bottom of the forearm. Then open the action and the barrels will lift out. Assemble in reverse. There will be several more stampings on both the barrel flats and the bottom of the rifle barrel.

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    cm546,
    Your drilling was proofed in Feb 1940 at Suhl, under the proof law of 1939. The shotgun barrels are chambered for 16 ga, with 65mm (2 1/5-2 9/16") chambers.This is not the current standard chamber length, which is 70mm( 2 3/4"). The rifle barrel is chambered for the 8x57IR( sometimes written as JR).This cartridge is loaded with a .318" diameter bullet, but some rifles may accept different diameter bullets, after inspection of the particular rifle and checking barrel and chamber dimensions. It is my opinion you should have the stock repaired, keep it, use it and enjoy it.
    Mike

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