The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Curios and Relics

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old September 2, 2008, 09:27 PM   #1
snoopster
Member
 
Join Date: March 18, 2008
Posts: 60
Tobin Arms Mfg. SXS Shotgun 1903-1904 ?

Hello,
I was wondering if you could help me out with an identification.
I came across this shotgun and would like to find out more about it.
I have found all the general info. about the company and it's history.
I would like to find out more on this particular model.
It is a low serial # 3XXX and seems to be in decent shape.
It is not a fancy model as it is without much engraving.
I am wondering anyone would know of the model and it's approximate value for ins. purposes or if I decide to sell or trade it.
I am not a shotgun collector and am more into rifles and pistols.
There seems to be a repair on the forearm and the buttplate is not original.
The serial #s match on the action and the barrels but there is a different # on the forearm.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Best Regards
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC01331.JPG (118.6 KB, 206 views)
snoopster is offline  
Old September 3, 2008, 06:28 AM   #2
Tamara
Moderator Emeritus
 
Join Date: March 11, 2000
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 15,960
Boy, you couldn't have picked one much more obscure. As you probably already know, there's bupkis on the intarw3bz about them, the Blue Book is silent, and there's only a small blurb in the Standard Catalog of Firearms, which is pretty vague on values. ($200-$1000, depending on model and condition.)

All of my more detailed reference stuff is pretty specific to S&W revolvers or military rifles. Sorry!
__________________
MOLON LABE!
2% Unobtainium, 98% Hypetanium.
The Arms Room: An Online Museum.
Tamara is online now  
Old September 3, 2008, 09:05 AM   #3
jaguarxk120
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 28, 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,959
My standard catalog of arms is over 10 years old, but under firearms trade names there is a reference.

Tobin Simplex

Trade name used on shotguns of unknown manufacture that were retailed by the G.B. Crandall Company, Limited of Woodstock, Ontario, Canada

Thats all I have good luck Tom F.
jaguarxk120 is offline  
Old September 4, 2008, 09:08 PM   #4
snoopster
Member
 
Join Date: March 18, 2008
Posts: 60
Thanks Tom,
I think I can safely say I am the only one on the block with one of these.
This is what makes it fun for me.
I have come across a few obscure ones in my day.
I did find this website and Emailed the gentleman no response yet.
Best Regards,Troy
http://www.members.shaw.ca/sharptail/Tobin.html
snoopster is offline  
Old September 4, 2008, 09:20 PM   #5
snoopster
Member
 
Join Date: March 18, 2008
Posts: 60
Tobin SxS More Info.

http://usedguns.com.au/used_shotguns.html

If you scroll down about 3/4 of the way it goes in alphabetical order and there it is.
The website is Aussie so I am not sure if that price is American dollars ???
Thanks,Troy
snoopster is offline  
Old September 15, 2008, 12:23 PM   #6
Harley Nolden
Staff In Memoriam
 
Join Date: January 8, 1999
Location: Brunswick,GA USA
Posts: 1,884
TOBIN ARMS

Shotgun mfg'r in Norwich CN from 1905-1909. Then in Woodstock Ontario Canada from 1920-1923

HJN
Harley Nolden is offline  
Old September 20, 2008, 07:18 AM   #7
PetahW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 19, 2008
Posts: 4,679
THE DOUBLE GUN JOURNAL ran two articles on the Tobin, many years ago, in Spring 1994 issue (Vol.5, Issue 1) & the Spring 1997 issue (Vol.8, Issue 1) - and the magazine has a classified section.

The author's name was David J. Noreen.

If it were my gun, I would contact them, and place the F/S ad there also.

http://www.doublegunshop.com/doublegunjournal.htm

There were several model names/numbers/grades, different for both the Norwich, CT and the Woodstock, Ontario guns.

The Norwich guns were the Standard #20, Expert #30, Featherweight #40, Premium #45, Trap #21, Special Pigeon #50, Model #55, and Model #60.

The Canadian guns were the Leader #25 hammer gun, Standard #40, Black Diamond #55, Trap #70, Pigeon #100, Model #200, and the Regal #250.


.
PetahW is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06184 seconds with 10 queries