This shotgun is completely devoid of any maker's name. It was never put on. Likely made for a hardware market. But it is definately a Davenport as they have a distinct locking lug system, forend shape and takedown latch. There are patent dates on the left side of the receiver with the last date being 1902. The Davenport single shot shotguns of this era were made in Nowrwich, CT. The company was eventually bought out by Hopkins and Allen. This is 12 gauge single shot. VG overall condition. 30 inch FULL choke barrel. The bore is shiny with some shallow pitting throughout. Outside of barrel is approx. 80-90% of a blue turned plum. No rust or pitting on the outside. Barrel is equipped with ejector. The action was likely casehardened but has turned brown. The wood is un-checkered. There is a 2 inch hairline crack on the left side of the wrist. Easy fix. wood finish is approx. 80% with minor marks. LOP is 14 1/4 inches to the original buttplate. Mechanics are excellent with tight lockup like a vault. The Davenports were a decent quality and yet affordable shotgun. See pics.
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