Paragon Model CS
I am hoping someone on this forum can help ID the manuf. or provide information on this old gun. I picked it up yesterday as one of my winter restoration projects but have been unable to come up with any reference to it.
It is a SxS double, fluid steel, internal hammer gun with very few markings.
It is marked 16ga on the top of the left barrel, the words in all capital letters PARAGON MODEL CS are stamped on the left frame just below the barrel. There is an inspectors mark of V inside and under the left barrel and T24084 which I take to be a seriel number as it is also on all of the original assemblies. There is also an inspection mark of G on the barrel mounted locking post for the forearm stock.
I need to find out who made it as I would like to track down parts and information. So far it's got me stumped. My best guess is that it is a trade gun sold through hardware stores etc. in the early 19??.