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Antique Stevens Single-Barrel Tip-Up Shotgun

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:125.00 USD Estimated At:NA
Antique Stevens Single-Barrel Tip-Up Shotgun
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Antique Stevens Single-Barrel Tip-Up Single-Shot Shotgun, #11495, 12 ga., 30'' round barrel with bead front sight, marked ''J. Stevens A & T Co./Chicopee Falls, Mass. U.S.A. Pat. Sept. 6, 1864'' on top flat of 3.5'' octagonal breech section, which is additionally marked ''12/11495/20/0'' on left side; standing breech receiver has left-side knurled barrel release button, integral top & bottom tangs, and a serpentine trigger guard; two-piece varnished walnut stocks, the buttstock with a curved steel buttplate. Mfg'd ca. 1870s-1895, originally with blued barrel and nickel-plated frame, trigger guard and buttplate. Condition is very good. Barrel retains good traces of blue in protected areas, especially on the flats; nickeled surfaces retain approx. 95% finish, with minor losses to trigger guard and buttplate; hammer and trigger show bright fire-blue. Stocks are sound, replacement forend with marks and finish loss, the buttstock with nice grain, color and most original finish. Action is strong and smooth; smoothbore is bright with general frosting. Est.: $250-$400. (Antique)