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Perkins SxS

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Gottahaveone, May 15, 2012.

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  1. Gottahaveone

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    Hi All,
    I have been in the market for a SxS percussion shotgun. The LGS recently got in a very nice looking example on consignment. The only markings are "Perkins" on each lockplate and on the rib it is marked "London" and "Fine Twist".

    While in very good condition, it has the look and patina of an original BP shotgun rather than a repro. The quality seems good, fit and finish are very good and all the screws are indexed. I'll upload pictures when I can. Are any of you guys familiar with the brand?

    This will be my first BP shotgun, what should I look for besides the obvious? The ramrod is present and looks original to the piece. The wood is solid with no visable cracks and from what I can tell from looking down the tubes with a light, the bores look to be in good condition. It is priced at $450 which seems fair to me. Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance.....
     
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    Thanks. I looked on Gunbroker and they have one as well in 14(?) gauge. The local one is in much nicer shape and $100 cheaper. I may just have to go for it.......
     
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    Check out this site.
    I just bought a British 10ga and not knowing exactly how to load it, I called them (another poster, S4B, recommended them). They gave me good advice, and sold me the wads and cards.
    http://www.circlefly.com/index.html

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