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October 31, 2011, 10:06 AM
Need to identify old double barrel, 2 trggers, 2 hammers. The only name or numbers i can find are numbers. The numbers are under the removable forearm and are 209789.
October 31, 2011, 10:32 AM
Greetings perchkid and welcome aboard.
You've described a boat load of different old shotguns, how about some pics.
October 31, 2011, 10:36 AM
Your question is like me saying: "I have this car, it has four ties - what type of car is it?
As Zippy mentioned, pics will help a LOT, especially of the proof marks - if any
October 31, 2011, 02:36 PM
here are some pictures. I cant find any identifing mark. 75035
October 31, 2011, 02:56 PM
So, no marks on the underside of the barrels or on the water table (the flat portion of the action the barrels sits on?
In your photo of the left side, there is SOMETHING written/engraved, but I can't make it out - looks like at least two words/names starting with an "A" and then an "N" - looks like New York for the second line
The A part also looks like it has "Co" after it, so A(name) Co, New York
The stock is thrashed with too many cracks to be shootable, even if the action was able
Without proof marks, I would guess it is US, not European
a nice wall hanger in any event
October 31, 2011, 03:40 PM
Thanks oneounceload, any approx. year maybe manufactured?
October 31, 2011, 04:18 PM
I'm not good at editing, but I can see New York faintly on the bottom.
October 31, 2011, 04:55 PM
Can't tell if the barrels are Damascus/twist, but I suspect so from the little I could see - someone better qualified can help on that - I would GUESS 1880 something - plus or minus a decade or three
black powder and Damascus barrels pretty much stopped around the turn of the 1900's, as did hammer guns in a general sense
BOSS developed the single trigger in about 1905, fluid steel barrels were better and catching on, boxlock and sidelock action had been around for a decade or so - all leading me to my GUESS. Could it be even earlier? THAT is why I said a GUESS................
Hang it above the fireplace or similar - when the grandkids come over, you can make up any story you want to keep them enthralled - it's all good..... ;)
October 31, 2011, 07:18 PM
possibly Remington. Get a Dixie gunworks catalog, there will be in the back a section showing the Remington hammers and what model it MIGHT be.
Check the top rail on barrels, might have Remington & Sons, Illion, N.Y. on it.
try www.vintagedoubles.com , they specialize in older SxS.
Good luck, very interesting.
October 31, 2011, 07:58 PM
The hammers look like a Model 1889 by Remington Arms, Ilion, New York, but the side plates don't.
November 1, 2011, 12:16 AM
I think I see "Am" above New York.
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