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. Fine Damascus steel barrels. Barrels cut off, eliminating front bead sight. Firing pins missing. Medium grade wood. Broken wrist. Factory-fitted water table flat double plate modification covering regular Model 1878 water table flat mark. Double plate model.

Physical Description: 

Model: Model 1878 Side-Swing Breech-Loading Double Barrel Shotgun. Serial Number: 1665. Shotgun. Wood, steel. L: 42.625 in, H: 8.5 in. [top of rib] AMERICAN ARMS Co.; BOSTON | [side plates] AM. ARMS Co. / BOSTON | [barrel flat] 1665 | [inside forend] 1665 | [bottom of frame] 1665, 1665, 1665, 1665 5 (Grade) [water table flat double plate] 1665 (all but 0. / 8. of regular Model 1878 mark obscured by double plate)| [inside buttplate] 1665

Location:
720 Sheridan Avenue,Wyoming,Cody,82414
Identifier:
1998.32.15

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