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Help with ID please

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by newfalguy101, Oct 24, 2016.

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  1. newfalguy101

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    I have figured this much out:

    NO: make, model, or serial number
    10 guage, I think
    I am thinking possibly a homebrewed piece, or more like " I can use this box o parts to make something"

    Any ideas what it might actually be??

    For those wondering, It was cheap and kinda cool, which is why I bought it. mystery 4.jpg mystery 8.jpg mystery.jpg mystery.jpg
     
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    Looks like a Martini-Henry and an H&R shotgun got busy......
     
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    One of a multitude of inexpensive to downright cheap shotguns of the 1900 era. In the 1901 Sears catalog a similar Remington sidelever single was $7.50 and the house brand was $5.65.
    It is either fantastically well preserved, or by my theory, somebody practicing refinishing on a cheap gun. Pretty good job, too.
     
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    I have the 1900 and 1908 catalogs, I'll have to dig them out and take a look.......
     
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    This is what I would call a six foot gun, from about 6 feet away it looks very nice, however, upon inspection, not so much. The blueing on the barrel is actually pretty decent, unless you deduct marks for removing any and all marking while polishing prior to blueing, and the receiver is just, well, "unrefined" the edges are not crisp and the contours are just look "off".

    Again, it was CHEAP, and it is odd enough to get people to stop at my table for a closer look, which is pretty much the mission moving forward.............course if someone really wants to take it home, that works too :neener:
     
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