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May 16, 2010, 12:47 PM
I am in waaay over my head on this one! I have inherited an old shotgun. it is engraved on the side of what looks to be R Tomes or maybe even R Comes. I is a side x side double barrell, with the wooden push rod. It also is very ornate with lots of scrollwork on all the metal. On the plate where the name is engraved, is what looks to be reeds with a crane sitting in the reeds and another flying over head. I know it is old, as it was handed down in my family, I am just unsure of the mfr and possible dating on it.

May 16, 2010, 12:48 PM
pics please

May 16, 2010, 01:48 PM
ok, i will try :)

May 16, 2010, 02:19 PM
i couldnt figure out how to post pics, so i sent them to your aol account

May 16, 2010, 02:23 PM
hmm i checked it, no pics/or attachments appeared. :confused:

May 16, 2010, 02:42 PM
ok, i will try again :)

May 16, 2010, 02:51 PM
lets see if this works.....59843



May 16, 2010, 03:21 PM
You can also try asking in the antique gun collecting section on the American Long Rifles forum where someone may recognize the name:


May 16, 2010, 03:36 PM
thank you arcticap. i posted there too :) I really appreciate any help! I have a story of how it came to the family, but would like to find out more :)

May 16, 2010, 03:53 PM
I hosted the photos on Imageshack and posted the links for you on ALR.
I noticed that there's a flying dragon [or Pegasus?] on the sideplate near the hammer screw in photo #6.
That looks pretty neat!

Here's your ALR thread link:


May 16, 2010, 04:06 PM
thank you! it is a crane or a pheasant i think tho..there are some reeds, and one sitting in the reeds and one flying

May 16, 2010, 06:07 PM
Double barrel . . . . but single trigger? Obviously some repairs made to the wrist at sometime. I'm not familiar with the name but I'm sure someone out there will be able to help you out. It's nice that you have it and it has been passed down through your family . . . . don't let someone talk you out of it . . . . it's right where it belongs . . . . for you and your family to enjoy and treasure! Good luck! :)

May 16, 2010, 06:36 PM
thank you bedbugbilly ;) It is definately staying with me! It has been stolen twice from my dad's house, so I have it now, and it stays in a safe :O)