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December 25, 1999, 09:31 PM
I have a twelve ga. break action shotgun marked F.R.Bucklin East Tilton N.H. Because of the overall style I belive it was made in the 1800s . The checkering is quite coarse about 12 Lpi it is a strait grip stock. Nearly every screw and pin in it including the stock bolt is marked with the letter B. Can anyone tell me anything about this gun maker?
December 26, 1999, 09:15 AM
May I assume that it is a double bbl? and if so, does it have exposed hammers, dbl triggers, auto ejectors?
December 26, 1999, 09:39 AM
Good question it is a single with a exposed hammer the barrel does not apear to be of the twisted type .There are two dovetails cut in the bottom of the barrel that have been pluged with brass.This leads me to beleve that the barrel was inteneded for or salvaged from a muzzel loader.
December 26, 1999, 10:33 AM
Your deduction, brass filled, sounds reasonable. I don't specifically have information on this gun, but I will surmize that it was a Crescent import, or made be Crescent early in their operation.
Crescent was a main mfg'r and importer of shotguns during the late 1800's to ear;y 1900's, when in 1932 it was purchased by Stevens Arms Company. The imported from France, Germany, belgium and sevaral other countris.
Crescent also made shotguns for Hardware Companies, or individuals who wanted their name on a shotgun. Thus the term "Hardware Guns"
December 26, 1999, 10:49 AM
I don't think so I have owned several cresents and this one bears no likeness.I think my bucklin predates cresent mfg. dates.
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