Scarce Antique COLT Model 1878 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. 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.”
This shotgun features 27-inch barrels and 13-inch length of pull.
The overall condition is very good. The Damascened pattern remains visible with strong patterning under the splinter forearm. The markings are clear. The numbers match. The stock has certainly seen use and remains solid. The bores are clean with minor spotting throughout. The actions are excellent. Here is a Colt classic with a shorter length of pull, a perfect field gun for someone of smaller stature.
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Barrels are 27 inch solid rib.
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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