Up for bids is this very collectable and unusual 12 gauge, side by side percussion shotgun. The lock plates are marked J H JOHNSON, PITTSBURGH PA but the gun was made in LONDON for JOHNSON and the barrels have the BIRMINGHAM proof marks. The barrel rib is marked "FINE LONDON STUB TWIST" indicating the barrels are DAMASCUS. JOHNSON was the owner of the GREAT WESTERN GUN WOKS, which was a major dealer in the mid 1800's. Both locks work fine. The wood is nicely grained and shows wear to the checkering but it is not cracked. The original wooden ram rod is included. The barrels have several minor dents as shown, The original steel butt plate has overall moderate pitting. There is a cap box built in to the stock. Barrels are 32 inches long. This is an ANTIQUE so NO FFL is required and it will ship direct to you. Please include $40 shipping. NO RESERVE!!!
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