Fine C&R Pre-WWI Vintage Aubrey 12 GA SXS Shotgun
The Meriden Firearms Company of
Meriden, Connecticut manufactured
small arms from 1905 to 1918. Meriden
made sidelock double-barrel hammer
and hammerless shotguns, single barrel shotguns, small revolvers and small bore rifles. The company was formed when Sears Roebuck purchased the Andrew Fyrberg & Sons firearms manufacturing plant and moved the plant and machinery to Meriden,
Connecticut in 1905. In 1904, Richard Sears (of Sears Roebuck & Co) bought Fyrberg's interest in the company and moved the machinists and machinery to the vacant Malleable Iron Co. building on North Colony St. in Meriden, Connecticut.
In 1904, Fred Biffar, head of the gun sales for Sears contacted A.J. Aubrey to design and produce a sidelock double barrel to be sold by Sears. In 1905 the Meriden Fire Arms Company was started to do just that. They produced the Aubrey design and used Aubrey's name on the guns as "Manufactured by the
Meriden Firearms Co." They eventually produced a variety of firearms (hammerless and hammer doubles, single barrel shotguns, revolvers (some under
Howard Arms Co.), and rifles) offering several grades,
The New Aubrey, and Meriden Field, Special, Tournament, and Diamond grade . Later Sears 'Trade Names' included Utica Special, Gibraltar, Challenge, Gladiator, and Berkshire. This specimen, SN12341, has 30" barrels and retains the great majority of its "damascus" finish. Stamped "THE AUBREY" on engraved sidelocks
and on the top barrel rib with the Meriden Firearms Co. address, This shotgun is in sound mechanical condition. There is some wear on the damascus finish and there are a couple of minor dark spots on the barrels near breech. The bores are VERY CLEAN with only a ring near breech from firing.The stock has an extremely narrow
, long wrist curving into the pistol grip (we have seen a number of these that have not survived without cracking or breaking) but this is sound. Nice factory hard rubber buttplate with Aubrey logo. A very nice early American turn of the century shotgun which competed favorably from the "big guys" down the street in Meriden - Parker Bros. Co.Thanks for looking and please e-mail us with any questions PRIOR to bidding. Please note Hansen & Hansen payment policy and terms: Standard shipping, handling and insurance is approximately 38.00 in continental United States but we will calculate shipping and insurance based upon geographical location. We gladly accept money orders, bank checks and personal checks. Credit card orders (VISA AND MASTER CARD ONLY) charged 3.95% additional for use. We also accept payments via layaway plan on a case for case basis. As a rule payment in full on items under $500. Please inquire if you are bidding on a specific item and considering layaway in advance. Also, please view our website at www.hansenguns.com. Click on "Online Catalog" and see All OF OUR AUCTION ITEMS LISTED CONSECUTIVELY on internet auction sites.....this one Gunauctions.com. OFFERED ONLINE AND AVAILABLE IN OUR RETAIL GALLERY IN SOUTHPORT, CT. Hansen & Hansen wishes to expedite each order received, however we ship 80-100 items weekly, therefore orders paid by money orders or bank checks are cleared for shipping 5-7 days after deposited funds show in our account. Shipping date is scheduled ONLY AFTER VERIFICATION TAKES PLACE AND FFL/C&R IS RECEIVED (IF APPLIES). This is 5-7 days after WE receive order by mail - NOT customer date mailed and postmarked and after credit card funds are posted. Credit card orders exceeding $500 must be cleared through customer’s bank before shipping. Personal checks are accepted but orders are held UP TO 3 WEEKS after deposit of funds before items released for shipping. IF you have special instructions or require overnight or expedited shipping please advise at time of ordering and we will gladly prioritize shipping FOR AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE. THIS IS OUR POLICY and we encourage bidders to PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND OUR POLICY BEFORE BIDDING. We would be pleased to answer ANY questions by phone (our toll free number is 1-800-571-7337 or e-mail [email protected]
Fine C&R Pre-WWI Vintage Aubrey 12 GA SXS Shotgun The Meriden Firearms Company of Meriden, Connecticut manufactured small arms from 1905 to 1918. Meriden mad
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