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Lot 526: Engraved Cogswell & Harrison Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun

Factory Engraved Cogswell & Harrison Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun with Case

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 526: Engraved Cogswell & Harrison Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun

Factory Engraved Cogswell & Harrison Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun with Case

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized:

Factory Engraved Cogswell & Harrison Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: Cogswell & Harrison
Model: Side by Side
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 28 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 719
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 328
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured circa 1879 per page 105 of Nigel Brown's "British Gunmakers Volume One: London". Blued steel barrels with single bead sight on the smooth solid rib which is marked for Cogswell & Harrison, light engraving at the breech, replacement steel barrels utilizing the original Damascus steel breech most recently reproofed for nitro in London in 1978, 2 3/4 inch chambers, and improved cylinder/modified chokes. Extensive scroll engraving on the back action. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with engraved fittings and straight grip stock with blank inscription oval and red rubber recoil pad. Includes a factory leather bound takedown case, nickel oiler, and snap caps. Stock measurements: 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 1/16 inch drop at heel; 14 11/16 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs. 11 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 97% reapplied blue finish, attractive silver patina to the action and locks, light handling evidence, and overall sharp recut checkering on the wood. The case is good with moderate wear. Mechanically excellent.



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