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Postby Gene-al » Sun May 24, 2015 8:26 pm

Can anyone identify the gun held by my grandfather (b1881). He is believed to be holding the gun owned by his father who is thought to have gone to America in late 19th cent (Yukon gold Rush?) where he might have needed it in rough townships. Could he have brought this back with him from America or is it solid British style used (what for?) in South Wales mining area?
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Re: Gun recognition

Postby AdrianB38 » Sun May 24, 2015 9:46 pm

Haven't the faintest idea on this one - but my first thought was that this doesn't look like the classic Western rifle used by John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart etc. (Then again, did the ones used in the movies look like the real thing?)

That barrel looks seriously long - and we can't even see it all. Why does a rifle need a long barrel? For accuracy? Which makes it sound like a hunting rifle???? Doesn't say anything about where it comes from, though.
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Re: Gun recognition

Postby Jethro Tull » Mon May 25, 2015 4:32 pm

To me it looks like a shotgun, two barrels side by side. Can't help with a make or model though, sorry.

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Re: Gun recognition

Postby jeffward » Mon May 25, 2015 5:01 pm

I agree with Jethro it looks very much like a double barrelled shot gun. The sort of thing that would be used for rough shooting; rabbits, pigeons that sort of thing.
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Re: Gun recognition

Postby g w aldous » Wed May 27, 2015 8:18 am

I don't think it is double barrel, I have a feeling with a long barrel like that and the story of it coming from USA it could be a buffalo gun, If it is they are one mean rifle.
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Re: Gun recognition

Postby ksouthall » Wed May 27, 2015 2:15 pm

It looks double barrelled to me too. This seems clearer at the top where it shows against the sky better.
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Re: Gun recognition

Postby grandma » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:21 pm

I am informed by my hubby (ex-RAF Armourer) that it's definitely single-barrelled, but he doesn't recognise it as British.


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Re: Gun recognition

Postby wheelie01 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:58 pm

I showed this picture to my husband (former shotgun valuer with a specialist gun auction house). He said: "Given the history of the individual, the length of the gun's 'action' - and especially the lighter shading and then dark spot at the front of the action which looks to be a Parker style hingepin - and the shape and stock of the pistol grip, the indications are that it could be an American made Parker 'Trojan' model. This was a budget model shotgun. Parker Brothers made guns between 1868-1933."
I hope this helps. Best wishes.
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