Pattern Welded shotgun barrels can be classified into three general categories, all starting with strips of iron and steel, but with different manufacturing methodology:

 Here are some pattern welded barrel examples of Parker shotguns:

Damascus quality is best judged based on the overall grade/quality of the gun, not the appearance of the Damascus pattern, the name given the barrels by the maker, or the country of origin.

The following links will help you 'read'' crolle damascus and determine damascus patterns:

And for the history, art and science of pattern welded shotgun barrels take a look at this link,


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