Extremely Fine and Equally Rare Wesson Firearms Company Double Hammergun

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serial #206, 12 ga., 30" damascus barrels with bright excellent bores. These shotguns are of very high quality and were by far the most expensive American double shotguns that were being produced at the time. This example shows tasteful scroll and border engraving executed by the Gustave Young shop. In addition to the frame the gun features Young's scroll on the hammers, barrel rib extension, triggerguard, buttplate and forend metal. The serial number is engraved on the lower tang and stamped on the underside of the barrels on the forend lug. Underside of barrels also show the intertwined monograms of D.B. Wesson and another that appears to be initials "SJW", however the barrel rib is unmarked. The condition of this particular example is very fine with very good damascus pattern showing the entire length of the barrels. The frame shows 90% original color case-hardened finish which is brilliant in protected areas and slightly more subdued in the more exposed areas. The triggerguard shows about 70% original blue finish with the balance showing a pleasing smooth brown patina. The checkered walnut buttstock and forend are of beautifully figured American black walnut and rate excellent with perhaps 95% original finish remaining and with strong checkering. The right side of the forend at the breech is missing a thin sliver at the top, it is minor and easily missed. The fit is extremely tight, the head of the barrel wedge fits into a recess in the wedge escutcheon perfectly just as the rib extension fits into the top of the frame. Wesson made only 219 of these guns, this being #206 puts it right near the end of the production. The gun comes with an old leather trunk style case which is unmarked and in about good condition. This is a very fine example of these lovely American double guns which should appeal as much to collectors of fine doubles as it should to the Smith & Wesson collector. (19474-155) {ANTIQUE} [Dr. John W. Hall Collection] (4000/6000)

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This item is part of Auction No. 125 - Session 1
 Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 | 9:00 AM  Eastern
 
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Extremely Fine and Equally Rare Wesson Firearms Company Double Hammergun
Extremely Fine and Equally Rare Wesson Firearms Company Double Hammergun
Lot number: 10
Seller: Amoskeag Auction Company, Inc.
Event: Auction No. 125 - Session 1
Ends: Saturday, March 28 | 9:00 AM  Eastern

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