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Seller: Jeremiah Johnson Trading
Company: Jeremiah Johnson Trading
Member Since: 1/27/12
First Name: Greg
Last Name: Schimetschek
Country: United States
Phone: (860) 873-1092
Active Listings: 6
Total Listings: 165
Seller Type:Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Methods: Check (personal checks take 7-10 days to clear), money order, credit card (no fee), or wire
About Us: Jeremiah Johnson Trading is one of the most experienced and trusted dealers of pre-1899 antique arms with over 40 years of collecting. We specialize in Colt, Winchester, Remington, Smith & Wesson, Parker, large-bore fowling guns, Revolutionary & Civil War arms, collectible Bowie & folding knives and more! We are also avid collectors of historic race cars & memorabilia. Visit us online at www.jeremiahjohnsontrading.com or find us on Facebook and Instagram.
RARE Massive 6 Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun ID'd Owner 15+lbs
*Sale Pending* Jeremiah Johnson Trading is one of the most experienced and trusted dealers of antique arms with over 40 years of collecting. We also specialize in antique cars & petroliana, Revolutionary and Civil War artifacts, 19th century nautical & western memorabilia, early Bowie and folding knives, American folk art, and colonial era furnishings. Visit us online at JeremiahJohnsonTrading or find us on Facebook. Our shop is located at 1618 Saybrook Rd. Haddam, CT. Look for the gold '55 Chevy road sign! ~Trades and offers are always considered~ Massive & Very Rare 6 Gauge Percussion Double Barrel Market Hunter's Shotgun, Identified Owner, 6 Ga, mfg. ca. 1850. Directly from my long time personal collection of choice big bore shotguns. These intimidating weapons were preferred by commercial market hunters who made their living supplying local hotels and markets with as much waterfowl as they could harvest on a daily basis. Pictures do not do this gun justice. It is absolutely massive weighing 15 lbs 3 oz and remains totally original top to bottom. I spent years collecting big bore shotguns and I can tell you it is extremely difficult to locate a true double barrel 6 Gauge. The Belgium proofed Damascus barrels measure 36 3/8" long and feature a brass bead front sight with a Platinum banded breech. The inside diameter of the bores measures approximately .950". The upper rib is stamped "TWIST" followed by the inscription "J. H. Tomlinson Delawre". James H. Tomlinson of Duck Creek Hundred in Kent, Delaware, was born December 11th, 1819 and died June 17th, 1899. Records list him as a "laborer" and show that his trade changed throughout the years. Likely he supported himself by market hunting between jobs using this very gun. The locks and furniture are nicely engraved throughout and the metal has a smooth worn dark plum patina with vivid Damascus pattern visible along the barrels. The stock shows an equally untouched worn finish and features a checkered wrist with two barrel wedges. The top of the wrist had been broken during the era of use and neatly repaired with two inlaid brass plates which have nearly turned black with age. Aside from this period repair and a few very small old chips around the locks the wood remains solid with no further issues. Original iron buttplate with engraved Nickel Silver triggerguard, wedge escutcheons, and forend tip. Original iron ramrod pipes with massive original brass tipped wood ramrod equipped with worm. Both hammers are matching originals (the right spur having been bent forward slightly). Both actions are crisp and functions flawlessly, although the right hammer indexes slightly farther back than the left. Both nipples are clean originals. The barrels are rock solid with no dents and good original ribs. Doubles of this size simply do not turn up for sale and to find one with added history makes this a real prize. Jeremiah Johnson Trading sells antique firearms manufactured prior to 1899 and muzzleloading blackpowder reproductions only. For the purpose of these conditions the term "antique firearm" will hence include muzzleloading blackpowder reproductions. Buyers must be 21 years of age or older and have no felony convictions to purchase antique firearms. Antique firearms do not require Federal licensing and may be shipped directly to the buyer with the following exceptions. No antique firearms will be shipped to Washington D. C. or any of the five boroughs of New York City or residents thereof. Some restrictions may apply to antique firearms shipped to California and will be noted in the item description if applicable. Any handgun (antique or muzzleloading blackpowder reproduction) shipped to New Jersey must ship to a licensed FFL holder. Any muzzleloading blackpowder reproduction rifle, shotgun, or handgun shipped to Illinois must ship to an FFL holder. No international sales of antique firearms which may fire conventional metallic cartridges or any reproductions regardless of ignition. Antique muzzleloaders, or antiques which fire obsolete cartridges, may be shipped internationally however it is the responsibility of the buyer to know and abide by their local laws and provide proof that the antique arm is legal to receive and own. Absolutely no sales of items containing antique ivory to New York, New Jersey, or California. No sales of bear parts to Alaska, California, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Virginia, or West Virginia. Absolutely no international sales of knives or animal parts including items which contain antique ivory. Payment can be made by way of money order, banker's check, or personal check (Please allow 7-10 days for clearance on personal checks). Credit cards accepted for antique arms (no additional fees). If not satisfied with an item within 3 days of receiving it, simply return the item in the same condition as shipped for a full refund, minus return shipping costs. Cleaning, disassembly, or altering of a firearm in any way will void inspection privileges. Layaway may be allowed upon negotiation, but will void inspection privileges. Buyer pays actual shipping & insurance costs. Occasionally a post-1898 firearm from my personal collection may be sold under this account however it will be noted that any such transaction is a personal sale in no way affiliated with our business. Any such arm will be shipped to a licensed FFL or C&R holder in accordance with Federal law. All firearms are sold as collector's items and are not warranted safe for shooting. Please consult a competent gunsmith prior to shooting any firearm. Message or call with any questions about this firearm, or any of our other items at 860-873-1092 (office) or 860-345-2100 (shop).
Gauge Info: 6
Weight: 15 lbs 3 oz
Manufacture Date: Circa 1850
Extras: Owner Inscribed