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March 13, 2001, 08:17 PM
I've just picked up a burgess shotgun which is highly engraved; it has quail, snipe, woodcock and grouse on the receiver and is engraved in most other parts. I was just wondering if anyone knows where I can find any info on the Burgess site or Gun Co. There must be a web book with some info for me. Disassembly instructions would also be nice. I seem to remember an article in a gun magazine this past summer but can't find it. Does anyone have info? Ken Drover Burlington, Ontario Canada

Ned Roundtree
March 14, 2001, 09:29 PM
Burgess Gun Co, Buffalo, NY, 1892-1899. Purchased in its entirety by Winchester in 1899. Winchester withdrew the line from the market. Chapter XIII, Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms (7th edition).

dick w. holliday
March 19, 2001, 08:00 PM
i read years ago about the fellow who designed the Burgess pump gun. i guess his name was Burgess. I do remember that he met an untimely death while demonstrating his shotgun. I don't remember any details but good shooting...Dick