Original U.S. Baker Gun Co. 12 Gauge Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun Model 1897
Original Item: Only One Available. We just received this lovely example along with about 200 other guns, from a collection that sat in an attic for close to 100 years. This is an Antique double barrel hammer Shotgun, with 30" barrels dated 1892. The pistol grip stock is checkered and the locks have some minimal engraving. They are also marked BAKER GUN CO., for the Baker Gun & Forging Co. of Batavia, New York.
The gun is in nice shape, and bores are clear, with some oxidation peppering. The standard top lever pushed to the side, opening the chambers for reloading. Removing the forestock allows the barrels to be removed from the receiver. The serial number 36898 is marked on all three parts of the shotgun. Shotgun functions well, the ejector presents, and both locks work correctly. It also is a quite lovely example, with a Damascus twist barrel and checkered walnut stocks.
Already almost 130 years old and still in good condition, ready to display!
Year of Manufacture: c.1897
Caliber: about 18.7mm 12 gauge / bore
Cartridge Type: Centerfire Cartridge
Barrel Length: 31 Inches with about 3" long Chambers
Overall Length: 47 1/2 Inches
Action type: Side Action Locks with External Hammer
Feed System: Top Break with Top Lever
NOTE: This gun is NOT considered obsolete calibre, so we are not able to ship to the United Kingdom. Please note that for international shipping, these MUST be shipped using UPS WW Services. International customers should always consult their country's antique gun laws prior to ordering.
- This product is available for international shipping.
Note: This gun is NOT considered obsolete calibre, so we are not able to ship to the United Kingdom.
IMA considers all of our antique guns as non-firing, inoperable and/or inert. Title 18, U.S. Code, Section 921(a)(16) defines antique firearms as all guns made prior to 1899. This law exempts antique firearms from any form of gun control or special engineering because they are not legally considered firearms. No FFL, C&R or any license is required to possess, transport, sell or trade Antique guns. All rifles and muskets sold by IMA that were manufactured prior to 1899 are considered Antiques by the US BATF (United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms). Therefore, all of IMA's Antique guns may be shipped to all US States and most nations around the world.
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Pre-1899 Manufacture, no licenses required, allowed to ship to almost any deliverable address across the globe. Please note that for international shipping, these MUST be shipped using UPS WW Services. International customers should always consult their country's antique gun laws prior to ordering.
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