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Name this gun

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by K-GUNS, Jun 23, 2010.

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  1. K-GUNS

    K-GUNS Member

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    Have a 12 ga single shot, break open exposed hammer gun. Opens by way of thumb lever mounted on left side, the entire trigger guard is part of opening lever. I have never seen anything like it-looks old. I am not sure what it is or what it's worth. I have pic's but don't know how to post here as they are in my inbox email folder. Send me an email and I'll forward pic's. Remove the x's in address.
     
  2. K-GUNS

    K-GUNS Member

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    Thanks for posting pic's. I might ad this gun has no name on it anywhere. I took stock off and looked there also-nothing.Barrel is 32" long. What is it ?
     
  3. team henges

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    i would email the shotgun doctor. he knows everything about shotguns. his phone # is 636-282-4379 and his website is theshotgunshop.net
    i hope this helps and if he knows what it is post the name

    brendan
     
  4. HSLDS

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    Looks like an old English style under-lever gun.

    Inexpensive guns were made, typically in Birmingham and could easily have been sold with out a name or markings.
     
  5. K-GUNS

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    Nothing in spanish or any other except for a 4 digit serial number
     
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    How about "Trigger"?
     
  8. goatskin

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    proofmarks?
     
  9. K-GUNS

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    no proofmarks anywhere that I can see.
     
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    Margaret
     
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    This looks like a version of "Vera"...very famous weapon from the 23rd century.
     
  12. timb99

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    I like Lulu Belle
     
  13. goatskin

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    Crab, I'm going to wager that's an Indian/Pakistani/Afgani gun - maybe Australian?. Greek/Turkish? I doubt it is all that old. 20th century, probably post-WW1?

    The <i>design</i> seems to be British - a 'keepers' gun. Various Birmingham makers produced thousands of simple, reliable single-barrels for local use & for 'colonial' export, and they were knocked-off, however that is the first side-action one I have seen, although it is a simple, robust, no-grief action.

    'tis an interesting curiosity, for certain.


    Bob
     
  14. PerazziBigBore

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    My vote goes to "Nellie"... I have a Husky underlever that looks like this but has 2 barrels..SxS..and side hammers.. 34" extra full.. both barrels.. and 2.5" chambers.. Actually shoots quite well.. The receiver design reminds me of a few French underlever guns I've seen.. but probably this is a Belgium gun made for export.. I'd look for marks under the barrel.. on the mono-block..Something should be there..
     
  15. K-GUNS

    K-GUNS Member

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    OK, any idea of what its worth if I try to sell it ??
     
  16. goatskin

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    Whatever the Stevens/H&R/Winchester single-shots are selling for is your market, I'd think ... perhaps with a small premium for the sidelever.

    Bob
     
  17. Model Number 12

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    Crab, this must be an Obama. It's lean and good looking, but it has no history or proof of where it's from. As far as its value, I'll give you $780 million dollars for it, but first I have to fire up the printing press, okay?
     
  18. Barry C. Roach

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    #12's funny
     
  19. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Hey Crabman, I'd call her Joy.
     
  20. K-GUNS

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    I'd like to call her SOLD but no offers yet...........
     
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