How much is your vintage gun worth? These readers find out


I’m hoping you can take a look at the photos of my newly inherited Henri Dumoulin rifle (above) and tell me a bit about it. From my research, it appears such Belgium-made rifles are quite rare, but I can’t find much more about them. Chambered in 7mm Rem. Mag., my rifle is in quite nice shape, with some obvious character scratches on the stock from being used as a hunting rifle in B.C. Otherwise, it is has no rust or major blemishes. The serial number is 2546. Thanks for any info you can provide.




Henri Dumoulin was a respected Belgian gunmaker from roughly the 1960s to the 1980s. His business was taken over by his son Ernest, who currently produces just 100 to 150 high-grade shotguns and rifles a year. Your rifle was made on a Belgian FN action, most likely back in the 1960s or early 1970s. Stock features such as the prominent Monte Carlo and white-line spacers were popular at that time. It would have been considered a high quality, but still practical, hunting rifle when it was made.


Indeed, your gun remains a fine sporting rifle, and I think it would have some collector appeal. I don’t know of any collectors specializing in Dumoulin firearms, but there are quite a few who appreciate quality workmanship. As a practical hunting rifle, it would appeal mainly to those of us getting on in years who still appreciate blued steel and walnut stocks; it seems younger generations of hunters prefer stainless steel and synthetic stocks.

Strictly as a hunting/sporting rifle, your Dumoulin should be worth at least $600, but to a discriminating rifle enthusiast who appreciates quality and history, it might bring in $1,000 or more. Of course, finding such a buyer can be tricky.