SCARCE Antique COLT Model 1878 10 Gauge Side by Side Double HAMMER SHOTGUN
Double Barrel Made in 1880 with Damascus Barrels
Here we present an antique Colt Model 1878 Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun, manufactured in Hartford, Connecticut in 1880. The Model 1878 was made from 1878 to 1889, with approximately 22,683 guns manufactured. These double barrel shotguns were an exposed hammer double gun that competed closely with high-end Parkers. The Colt Model 1878 Double-Barrel Hammer Shotgun is considered to be, if not the finest, one of the finest American double-barrel shotguns ever made. Manufactured from 1878-1889, the Model 1878 Shotgun was the highest priced item in the Colt line and was available in almost any grade as a special order item. This double trigger shotgun is a 10 gauge solid rib with 31 inch barrels.
According to one source, “the Model 1878 Hammer Gun ranks among the best grade doubles produced in the entire American arms trade. The limited number completed and the great pains devoted to handling specific orders from often fussy shooters means that a considerable degree of quality and variety is evident in the Model 1878 series.”
The overall condition is good. The actin is strong and tight. The bores are smooth and in good shape, although they have darkened with time. The markings are clear and legible. The stock is stable despite a crack on both the left and right side, behind the breech. Here is your chance to own and display an antique Colt side by side shotgun!
Own the original! This is a legitimate antique and not a reproduction.
Barrels are 30 inches.
Caliber: 10 Gauge
Length of pull: 13-7/8 inches.
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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