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Wells Fargo SXS Shotgun?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Husky44, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. Husky44

    Husky44 Active Member

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    Person that's works within my company is selling this gun for 10k..

    Just wondering if it's real and fairly priced?


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  2. BryanF

    BryanF Active Member

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    I saw one like the one you have pictured here on Pawn Stars. It was not worth anything. They didn't even make an offer. Be careful and find someone knowledgeable in this era of shotgun. Do you have any other photos?

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  3. Husky44

    Husky44 Active Member

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    These are the only photo's from an internal web ad..

    Not really interested in the gun, but others have been asking my opinion since I'm the resident gun guy.

    I would rather spend 10k on a new trap gun to shoot everyday!
     
  4. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Lots of fakes out there, and probably extremely difficult to verify as genuine.
     
  5. Drew Hause

    Drew Hause Well-Known Member

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    Possibly a Baker Gun & Forging C grade or Batavia Hammerless and it never saw a stagecoach
     
  6. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Get suspicious whenever you see a badge nailed to an old gunstock and no company marking on the barrel or receiver.

    There are some original Wells fargo long arms that had a badge on their stocks, but the badges I've seen did not look that crude.

    Take a look at the link for pics of old Wells Fargo guns that show barrel markings, and some have badges.

    It may be possible this one has a badge that an agent may have added himself, because it sure does not look like the other old badges. It's possible it might be a private gun of an agent and not a company gun, but there better be verifiable documentation to that effect.

    Keep in mind Hollywood also had fakes and these have wound up in the hands of collectors. Plus, modern day cowboy shooters are pretty good at getting their guns antiqued.

    Verification, verification, verification.

    Edit - I enlargened the engraving on the receiver. It appears to be a Wells Fargo seal (well, maybe. crappy pic). I've never seen that on a Wells Fargo gun. Mostly just their initials. And doesn't it seem odd to have a fancy seal with a crude badge?
     
  7. Rebel Sympathy

    Rebel Sympathy Well-Known Member

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    There are a lot more "Wells Fargo" guns today than there were 100 years ago....
     
  8. Trap2

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    If it really is a Well Fargo gun and you can't authenticate it, it's still not worth anything. As the post above says, VERIFY IT.... Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
  9. wireguy

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    Would that plate typically have been affixed with brads like that back then? To my eye something about that plate simply screams not authentic. It just looks too "made to look old" instead of actually looking old.
     
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    That's some nice marking on the Damascus breech in Brian's link.
     
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