This is an exposed hammer 12 gauge single barrel break open shotgun. 20" full choke steel barrel not damascus. 2 3/4" chamber. This company was bought by cresent firearms in the 30's and then bought by Savage in the late 1930"s and Davis continued to make them but with the Savage name. Super tight lock up on the gun. Very nice wood although it does have a small crack in the buttstock that s been repaired and is barely noticeable, looks like the grain in the wood. The company had an excellent reputation for there shotguns. Will trade with cash for a used 10-22 Ruger or sell on a face to face basis in michigan for $80.