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Old February 26, 2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Shotgun Id help

On the advise of another member I'm posting this here. any help is greatly apriciated.
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Old February 26, 2012, 03:24 PM   #2
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That shotgun has obviously seen some rather extensive use. It is an old underlever shotgun, possibly 1880 to 1890s. Underlever shotguns never fared well in the US, we use mostly top lever guns, but there were some made in the the US during that period.
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Old February 26, 2012, 08:55 PM   #3
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Your shotgun

IMO looks a lot like this ca.1880's Belgian-made J. Livingstone underlever back-action hammergun

They're certtainly of a very similar, and not often seen, pattern.

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Old February 27, 2012, 06:08 AM   #4
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If this shotgun was made in Europe (which is likely for an underlever), there should be a series of proofmarks on the bottoms of the chambers; the smaller secondary underlever should spin in the opposite direction to let you take the barrels off, and if you can take some pictures of any of those marks, you'll probably get some more information.
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Old February 27, 2012, 10:20 AM   #5
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I have a couple of old catalog reprints, you might be interested to know that a shotgun like that cost $7.00 in 1901. Conventional toplever hammer guns were $7.45 for a cheap import on up, with the Sears house brand starting at $10.95 and a Remington for $21.00.
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