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- Identify This Old Old Shotgun??? -

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Pull-it!, Dec 18, 2011.

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  1. Pull-it!

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    I found this in an old cabin in the Ozarks (Missouri) that we bought. Anybody have any idea what it is?


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  2. yakimaman

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    I can't help with the ID but be sure you take a dowel and check depth of bbl - many of these old guns were put up loaded.

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  3. shotgunpeople

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    Look at this site:

    http://www.damascus-barrels.com/index.html

    If you do some exploring down the left hand side of this site you will find a lot of different proof marks of different makers, etc.

    Hope this helps, and Yakimaman had very good advice !!!

    Dave in SC
     
  4. grntitan

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    Wall Hanger. I have several myself.
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  5. TOOLMAKER 251

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    Looks like a Belgian proof mark under the barrel chamber area.
     
  6. C1

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    Kind of looks like a Perazzi that Frank Hoppe used to shoot. And very well I might add.
     
  7. Indyrun

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    I think you've found Jed Clampit's shotgun. That would make a nice wall hanger. Something like that you would just love to know the history.
     
  8. BigM-Perazzi

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    Liege( Belgium) markings.

    I'll look more when on computer...
     
  9. shadow

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    Missouri eh? Probably Leos' first doubles gun. Heard he shot it pretty well.
     
  10. coveybuster

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    Jesse James probably robbed the Callaway County Bank with it.
     
  11. Pull-it!

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    Thanks for that website shotgunpeople! From the homework I have done it does look to be Belgian with a bore of 18.6 mm dia. dating between 1853-1877. Thanks for the info!
     
  12. EuroJoe

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    what's the POI? RH or LH? Bore dia? choke? DAH? DAC? Palm swell? Barrel weight?
    You mean it's not for sale? That's OK, I'm not buying anyway!
    Does any of this drivel look familiar?
     
  13. Brian in Oregon

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    I think you should have it ported and install a PFS stock.
     
  14. bluedsteel

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    Does it come with box/papers? If so, is the box serial-numbered to the gun?

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  15. grntitan

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    Briley could probably install screw in chokes. Then I would have the work Brian above suggested. You can't shoot that gun with out ports and a recoil system.
     
  16. dougp

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    can,t help you on the gun shown initially but on seond photo with two guns , the top gun in that photo maybe a J Manton & Co manufactured in Liege Belgium and imported to the USA between 1890 and 1910 sold in hardware stores & catalogues for about 20.00.A lot of money at time. J Manton & co an old English Co went out of business about 1840 however someone picked up the rights to use the name and made these cheaper guns , .

    Hope this info might help
     
  17. Psycho

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    DB 1881
     
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