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Old June 3, 2009, 11:43 AM   #1
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The A.J. Aubrey

I have come across an meriden fire arms co The A.J. Aubrey 12g double barrel shotgun it has the laminated steel barrel and a few numbers stamped on the gun which i believe is the serial number but it does not match up with any of the serial numbers i have found on another site. Is this the serial number or were can i find the serial number on this gun i am trying to track down the year that this gun was made. I know they were made between 1905 and 1915. Any help or info would be great. thanks
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Old June 3, 2009, 11:46 AM   #2
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You send it to me and I will Identify it for you...
Of course there will be research fees, shipping and handling too...
Pics please? Me likey gun ****... Damascus is pretty!
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Old June 3, 2009, 11:58 AM   #3
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I do not have any pics at this time the numbers stamped in it are T30 and right below that 6577
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Old June 3, 2009, 02:09 PM   #4
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Greetings FFOFFROAD, and welcome aboard,

Yes, 6577 is the serial number and T30 is the code for a 30-inch twist barrel.
Is the 6577 repeated on the barrel and receiver?
Does it have external hammers or is it hammerless? Both were made at the time of your gun.
Is it marked: with Meriden Firearms Co.?
A.J. Aubrey worked for Parker Brothers in his early days. Later, with Sears and Robuck, he convinced them that making their own guns would be more profitable than subbing them out. Around 1905 they purchased a factory, and Aubrey (a Sears VP) formed the Meridan Firearms Co.
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Old June 3, 2009, 03:37 PM   #5
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Zippy 13 thanks for the info
it has 6577 on the reciever i have not found it on the barrel
it has two trigers and is hammerless
on the barrel between the two it has MFD BY THE MERIDEN FIRE ARMS CO. MERIDEN. CONN. PAT.APPLIED FOR
on the right barrel it has genuine laminated steel and on the left barrel it has choke bored
on the side it has The A.J.Aubrey
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Old June 3, 2009, 04:11 PM   #6
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For more info, try our sister forum Harley Nolden's Institute for Firearms Research. Try to be as specific as possible with your question/s and provide as much info as you can.
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Old June 3, 2009, 05:53 PM   #7
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Thanks will do
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Old December 6, 2009, 03:38 PM   #8
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meriden

take the forestock off from under the barrels and the serial # is there on the wood.
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