Original U.S. Double Barrel 12ga. Scatter Gun by Wilmot with 26" Barrels - Circa 1845-1860

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very nice mid 19th century "Scatter Gun", titted with double short 26" barrels, each approximately .74" in diameter. This would indicate a standard size of 12 gauge. Each of the percussion locks is signed WILMOT, not an uncommon name in the Gun business directly before the Civil War. There was one NATHANIEL WILMOT working in Boston from 1852-1862, and then in St. Paul, Minnisota from 1862-1864. There was also a T.N. Wilmot in St.Louis working 1850-1860.

Being in 12 bore and with these original relatively short 26" barrels rather suggests it was intended for Coaching or Bank use. Presenting very nicely this is a good example of perhaps the Gold Rush days or similar. Sadly the original loading rammer/cleaning rod is missing, but could easily be replicated. The stock is in great shape, with a bit of curl under the barrels, and a great color.

Ready to display!


Year of Manufacture: circa 1845-1860
Caliber: .74" approx 12 gauge
Cartridge Type: Lead Shot and Powder
Barrel Length: 26 Inches

Overall Length: 42 1/2 Inches
Action type: Side Action Locks
Feed System: Muzzle Loaded

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