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Ken DROVER
February 21, 2001, 05:22 PM
Does anyone know anything about the Burgess pump .12 gauge? I have the opportunity to buy one that has a high grade of engraving. I know they came in several grade. This one has to be 90%. Also, does anyone know ehere I could go to get info on these guns?? How do you load a 12.5" shotgun shell? Ken DROVER Burlington, Ontario Canada

Harley Nolden
February 21, 2001, 05:57 PM
Ken:
According to my records the Burgess Gun Co of Buffalo, New York was established by Andrew Burgess in 1892. They mfg'd slide acton shotguns and rifles operated by a unique pistol grip prior to their being purchased by the Winchester Repeating Arms co in 1899. Guns gased on Burgess, patents were mfg'd by a variety of American gunmakers. Serial numbers for all Burgess shotguns begin @ 1000.

HJN

Mike Irwin
February 22, 2001, 12:37 AM
Are you sure the 12.5" shell isn't a typo?

A common shell length in those days was 2.5", along with 2 9/16".