C.S. Shattuck Shotgun???


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polarbear
June 25, 2009, 01:02 PM
Iíve got an old single shot shotgun (supposedly my Grandfatherís) that Iím trying to identify. It has no markings except serial #58719, stamped on the Receiver, Barrel, Buttstock, Forestock, and Fore-end? It has a C.S. Shattuck, Hatfield, Mass. Buttplate. It seems intact and operable, except that the hammer doesnít engage the firing pin correctly anymore.
It sort of matches a description by Frank Morrison of an Iver Johnson ďsemi-hammerless with locking bolt operated with a "ring" journaled in the trigger guard directly in front of the trigger, 12 gauge only from 1899 to 1910.Ē I have read that C.S. Shattuck marketed guns made by Iver Johnson, and that both companies marketed through the J. P. Lovell Co. of Boston.
I would enjoy any information that I could receive on the shotgun and the companies involved. I would really like to nail down the Manufacturer, Model Name, and Date of Manufacture.
Thanks in Advance

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rcmodel
June 25, 2009, 01:38 PM
From Wiki.answers.com

C.S. Shattuck Arms Co., Hatfield, Mass. (1878 to 1908)

In 1875 C.S. Shattuck and Andrew Hyde started a pistol manufacturing business in Springfield, Mass. In February of 1877, Andrew Hyde and Major Charles S. Shattuck brought their Springfield pistol manufacturing business to Hatfield and went into a partnership with Mrs. Mary D. Porter in the Thomas Meekin sawmill on Prospect St., formerly Crescent Pistol Co. est. 1874 (Shattuck possibly also had, concurrently or otherwise a gun shop on Bridge St. in Hatfield, dates unknown). In 1878 Mrs. Porter withdrew her partnership and the business was continued by Hyde and Shattuck. In 1880 Shattuck bought out Hyde and continued the factory alone, turning out many revolvers. Soon after he began to make single-barreled breech-loading shotguns, and then few years later double-barreled shotguns. Large quantities of both were made, averaging for a time 15,000 guns per year.

The gun shop was burned in 1881 and was immediately rebuilt on the same site. The manufacture of guns was abandoned in 1909. In 1910 the only arms being turned out was a new four-shot pistol*, but for how long is unknown.

Major Charles S. Shattuck served with the 6th Vermont Infantry in the Civil War and later lived on Main St. in Hatfield, Mass. He returned at least once to Vermont for a military reunion.

Shattuck was best known for inexpensive handguns and single barrel shotguns. Their single barrels are valued from $35 to $100, double barrels $100-$400 depending on condition. The 8 bores may command more.

* "A History of Hatfield, Massachusetts" Daniel White Wells, Reuben Field Wells 1910

Ron James
June 25, 2009, 03:39 PM
Your shotgun has no connection with Iver Johnson. It was either made before Iver Johnsons patent was granted ( 1902) or in direct violation of Iver Johnsons patent. In a nutshell, it was not made by Iver Johmson. PS: I'm not that smart, this info from Bill Goforth.

Avenger
June 25, 2009, 07:33 PM
I wonder if this Shattuck has any connection with the manufacturer of that little 4 barrel 'squeezer' pistol? Can't be a very common name, this makes only twice I've run into it, and both times involving firearms.....

Ron James
June 25, 2009, 08:27 PM
Same initials, same last name, same city, I would say the odds are very great that they are they same maker. C S Shattuck Arms Company,Hatfield, Mass,1907 to 1915, The Unique Squeezer Type Hand Pistol. Note: from 1907 to 1909 production was by O F Mossberg, but they are devoid of any Mossberg markings. :)

Jim K
June 25, 2009, 09:18 PM
Shattuck also made a revolver with a unique cylinder attachment. The cylinder arbor was attached to the frame with a vertical screw under the barrel and the cylinder swung to the side in the horizontal plane.

Unfortunately, the designer didn't go all the way and provide auto ejection. Ejection was accomplished by removing the cylinder and using the arbor to punch out the fired cases. (Flayderman 8A-166)

Jim

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