We need some C&R porn

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by Jim Colvill, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu
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    I'll bet it does! First thing I thought when I saw it mounted was, "That thing swings like a feather!"
    Such a beautiful shotgun! :)
     
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  2. tac

    tac
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    Yup, narrows it down to pre-1913, as if we didn't know that already. The '10', as Andy suggests, is the gauge/bore reference - about .60". B[sceptres]C over P the breech is definitive BP Proof, matched by V in sceptres for 'view' - posh for inspection.

    I'm afraid that the other marks are from a pipe wrench or knurled vice jaws. Not pretty, and only removable by taking down metal until they are gone. I'd leave 'em alone.

    I'll let you decide whether or not to shoot it...

    Might be good, since there does not appear to be anything visibly amiss with the barrel, but.......................it's 150 years old.

    Odd to see a shotgun that is anything other than round, as too.

    tac
     

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