View Full Version : field&langsforth antique shotgun

bret w
February 17, 2001, 07:04 PM
can anyone help me with some info on this gun. my nieghbor has one and i told him id see what i can find out. i have looked everywhere with no luck. someone told me this would be the place. i hope hes right.it is a field&langsforth
antique shotgun. it has no serial # on it,or no other writing.im thinking it was made by a couple of gunsmiths who had there own shop and wasent worried about numbering them?i could be wrong.

bret w [email protected]

James K
February 17, 2001, 10:47 PM
I can't find either as a shotgun maker. It is possible that it is/was the name of a hardware or sporting goods store who had guns made and marked with that name. If it is a cartridge type break open gun, you might look on the water table (the part of the gun where back of the barrel(s) come down) and see if there are any marks and if you can describe them. One you might see is an oval with a star and the letters E L G.


bret w
February 20, 2001, 10:31 AM
i got to see the gun the other day.its not a break action.
it is a muzzle loader.as far as a shotgun im not for sure?
the bore is very large for a muzzle loader.also it is double barreled.also that may not be the correct name
on it as it is pretty warn and hard to read.does that help any?

bret w