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 elegantly engraved. Scroll engraving with game bird scene on trigger guard and side plates. Pointer on floor plate and fox head between hammers. Steel buttplate. Damascus pattern worn but still discernible on barrels and rib.

Physical Description: 

Model: Model 1878 Side-Swing Breech-Loading Double Barrel Shotgun. Serial Number: 1896. Shotgun. Wood, steel. L: 46.625 in, H: 9.125 in. [top of rib] AMERICAN ARMS CO. BOSTON | [side plates] AM. ARMS CO. | [water table flat] G.H. FOX. PAT. JAN. 4, 1870* / NOV.6, 1877 & JAN. 8, 1878* / 1896| [barrel flat] 1896 | [inside forend] 1896 2495 | [bottom of frame] 1896, 1896, 1896, 1896 8 (Grade)

Location:
720 Sheridan Avenue,Wyoming,Cody,82414
Identifier:
1998.32.16

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