Attention collectors, especially old shotgun collectors, here is rather rare old shotgun. It is a Model 24 made by the Union Fire Arms Co. of Toledo Ohio. Union Fire Arms was incorporated in 1902 and used the names Union Fire Arms Company, Union Arms Company, Illinois Arms Company (a brand name made for Sears) and Bee Be Arms Company. In 1917 the company was acquired by Ithaca Gun Company.
The pump action Model 24, 25 & 25A were manufactured between 1902 and 1913. They were 16 ga. and 12 ga. 2 ¾” chambers with barrel lengths reportedly of 24”, 26”, 28” & 32”, both Damascus and steel. This Model 24 comes with 3 barrels, a 20”, a 28” and a 30”, all of which appear to be original factory made barrels and these are Damascus. The Model 24 has a unique double trigger system where the front trigger cocks and decocks an internal firing pin and the rear trigger fires the gun. The manufactures marking is on the left side of the frame and the slide release is on the right side. The early versions of this model have a drawback that the user needs to be mindful of. The slide when drawn back to eject the spent shell extended back over the comb of the stock far enough to contact the shooters thumb if the shooter was not aware of this problem or failed to remember it. In 1907 the slide was redesigned, reducing the length and shielding it behind a steel plate that covered the rear half of the opening. These were called the “improved” versions. This one appears to be the improved version. In all approximately 17,000 of these pump action guns were made. This gun, SR # L2809 is in pretty good condition overall. The barrels are all clean and shinny, no rust, corrosion or pitting. The metal finish is pretty much gone with a few patches of blue and lots of brown patina and there are scratches and dings (see photos). The dark walnut high comb pistol grip stock has a little finish in places, has some scratches and mars and one small repairable crack at the toe (see photo). The butt plate does not look to be original (see photo). The slide handle has more finish and also has a small repairable crack on the right rear See photo). The action is functional and it will cycle 2 ¾” shells. It is an interesting example of early slide/pump action technology and would likely make an interesting conversation piece for collection.
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