16 gauge. Excellent condition. 1941 Manufacture. S/N 194XXX. Slight wear at muzzle and breech. Mirror bright bore. No nicks or scratches on metal. Stock and forestock excellent with very little wear. Forestock slightly loose, needs adjustment. Oct 21,2008 I am dropping the price from $1195.00 to $900.00 as I need to sell this gun. At that price it is a steal as you can see if you compare it to others like it.