Model 1878 Side-Swing Breech-Loading Double Barrel Shotgun

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Model 1878 Side-Swing Breech-Loading Double Barrel Shotgun

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Title:  

Model 1878 Side-Swing Breech-Loading Double Barrel Shotgun
Date:
ca. 1878-1883
Creator:
American Arms CO., Boston MA

Content Description: 

Barrel assembly swings to side to break gun for loading/unloading and disassembly. Extensively and exquisitely engraved. Scrolled with game bird scene on trigger guard and pointer on floor plate, game birds on side plates, and fox head between hammers. Top quality figured walnut stock with hard rubber buttplate. Highest quality chain Damascus barrels.

Physical Description: 

Model: Model 1878 Side-Swing Breech-Loading Double Barrel Shotgun. Serial Number: 1221. Shotgun. Wood, steel. L: 46.125 in, H: 8.375 in. [top of rib] AMERICAN ARMS CO. BOSTON (framed by engraving)| [water table flat] G.H. FOX. PAT. JAN. 4, 1870* / NOV.6, 1877 & JAN. 8, 1878* / 1221| [lock plates] AM. ARMS CO.

Location:
720 Sheridan Avenue,Wyoming,Cody,82414
Identifier:
1998.32.13

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