Original British 12 Bore Double Barrel Mule Ear Hammer Percussion Shotgun by W. & C. Scott c. 1840

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Starting business in 1834 this Company later merged in in 1897 with PHILIP WEBLEY & SON to become the famous WEBLEY & SCOTT REVOLVER & ARMS CO. LTD.

This particular very peculiar weapon was made around 1840, probably in Birmingham although W.& C. Scott had Shops in both London and Birmingham. The Shotgun is 12 bore with Damascus Twist barrels, which have Birmingham Proofs on them. Unlike most percussion shotguns however, the cap nipples point directly to the sides of the barrels at 9 o'clock and three o'clock. Both nipples are present, however the left nipple is quite worn, and the right is a more recent replacement.

The back action locks which are engraved show no exterior maker markings however under the barrels it is clearly marked W.& C. S. Called "Side Hammers" over in England, in the United States this system is referred as having "MULE EAR" hammers.

In nice condition, cleaned and ready to display!


Year of Manufacture: circa 1840
Caliber: about 12 bore
Ammunition Type: Lead ball / shot and Powder
Barrel Length: 31 inches 
Overall Length: 49 inches

Action: Back Action Side Hammer Percussion
Feed System: Muzzle Loading

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