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June 27, 2011, 12:35 PM
I have a wc scott and son dbl hammer shotgun its in good shape problem im having is it has no serial number i looked it over with a magnifying glass and every thing .It has all proof marks and such.Has anyone ever ran into:) this ?

June 27, 2011, 12:40 PM
I'm going to assume that there is one, somewhere. However, it's not uncommon for some firearms, not to have a S/N listed. I have see quite a few, in the past. Strange that you will find a S/N on a muzzleloader but not on a breech loader ..... :eek:

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June 27, 2011, 04:31 PM
Serial numbers were not required until the GCA of 1968.

June 27, 2011, 04:51 PM
This gun is almost certainly numbered, so you're probably either missing a number in an out-of-the-way place, or you're confusing the s/n as an address or as part of a proof mark. English guns will normally have the s/n on the receiver (sometimes on a tang), on the barrels, and on the iron of the forearm, so you could be sure that the parts would all fit together if multiple guns were transported together. A pic of the water table would let us know when and where it was proofed, and the company name and address would also give a clue as to when it was produced.

June 27, 2011, 05:18 PM
It's probably on the water table.

June 28, 2011, 10:09 AM
Hi all i sure do appreciate all your responses here are 3 pics of gun hope it helps .. Thanks JIM
Have a great day

June 28, 2011, 11:21 AM
Aaah, a PERCUSSION gun is an entirely different kettle of fish; W & C Scott made these between 1862 and 1890, and yours shows the proper Birmingham proofs; the "2" on the bottom of the chambers may indicate that this gun was number 2 of a cased pair that has been separated; has it got an address shown anywhere on the lockplates or the rib?

June 28, 2011, 12:08 PM
it has no address or anything like that only thing on the rib is london fine twist

June 28, 2011, 12:17 PM
what would you think ball park figure would be?

June 28, 2011, 01:37 PM
There are WC Scott shotguns on gunbroker from $1 to $20,000. Take your pick.
(Actually if you would post pictures of the whole gun it would be much easier to give you an answer)