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 left side plate; ducks on right side plate. Pointer on floor plate and dog's head in round frame between hammers. Engraved steel buttplate. Chain Damascus barrels.

Physical Description: 

Model: Model 1878 Side-Swing Breech-Loading Double Barrel Shotgun. Serial Number: 2495. Shotgun. Wood, steel. L: 44.125 in, H: 8.75 in. [top of rib] AMERICAN ARMS CO. BOSTON | [side plates] AM. ARMS CO. (Framed) | [water table flat] G.H. FOX. PAT. JAN. 4, 1870* / NOV.6, 1877 & JAN. 8, 1878* / 2495| [barrel flat] 2495 | [inside forend] 2495 2495 | [bottom of frame] 2495, 2495, 2495, 2495 8 (Grade) | [inside buttplate] 2495

Location:
720 Sheridan Avenue,Wyoming,Cody,82414
Identifier:
1998.32.17

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