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Old May 2, 2011, 10:06 PM   #1
joe sixgun
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seeking info on old shotgun

I picked up a single shot 12 ga. this weekend and need help with identification. It has a damascus barrel, and is stamped
AM ARMS CO. BOSTON PAT.MAR. 21 1882. Serial # 31xx. The side plate on the action is removable and appears to be missing a lever on the left side as there is a square post that is threaded in the center like it held a safety or something. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old May 9, 2011, 04:16 PM   #2
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it was manufactured by American Arms...but you probably already knew that.

does it break open to the side? is the hammer exposed or internal?
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Old May 9, 2011, 04:33 PM   #3
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With a damascus barrel, it will most likely make a nice wall hanger. It needs to be thoroughly checked by someone who really knows older damascus barreled guns before firing
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