The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Dave McCracken Memorial Shotgun Forum

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old January 14, 2009, 07:24 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: January 14, 2009
Posts: 2
Shotgun ID

OK, a newbie to the forums, but I have a question about an oldie. I was about to sell a single shot shotgun, so a buyer could practice bluing. But I decided to see what I really had on my hands first. This shotgun is possibly a Ranger model or Meriden product? I have little to go on, so any direction to helpful sources is appreciated.

Left receiver finds the lettering: DEAD SHOT

Barrell top lettering: 12 GA CHOKE

Other than matching serial numbers, I can't make out anything else, though it's in very experienced condition.
Pattern is offline  
Old January 15, 2009, 07:20 AM   #2
J F Cooper
Senior Member
Join Date: October 18, 2007
Location: Southern Ohio
Posts: 125
Could be any one of a dozen makers, post a picture...JFC
J F Cooper is offline  
Old January 15, 2009, 10:53 AM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: January 14, 2009
Posts: 2
I appreciate that. I'll try the pic. One of my motorcycle forums makes fun of my pic attempts, but I'll work on it. The engraving is so faint however, that I won't capture that. So a pic may be of limited value? But I do appreciate the response.

A simple single, hammer fired design. And I'll try a picture.
Pattern is offline  
Old January 17, 2009, 02:45 AM   #4
Harley Nolden
Staff In Memoriam
Join Date: January 8, 1999
Location: Brunswick,GA USA
Posts: 1,884
Take a #2 grapite pencil, go over what is stamepd on the gun. This should make the stamp easier to read.

Still a photo is best

Harley Nolden is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:05 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.04916 seconds with 7 queries