SCARCE Antique COLT Model 1883 Hammerless 12 Gauge Double Barrel SHOTGUN
Scarce ENGRAVED Shotgun Made in 1885 with Damascus Barrels!
Here we present an antique Colt Model 1883 Hammerless Double Barrel Shotgun, manufactured in Hartford, Connecticut in 1885. The Model 1883 was made from 1883 to 1895, with approximately 7,360 manufactured. These double barrel shotguns were often custom made to order and fitted with Damascus barrels from 28 to 32 inches in length.
According to early sources, “The Hammerless Model 1883 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 1883 series.”
The barrel address is “COLT’S PT F A MFG CO HARTFORD CT USA”. The underside of the frame is marked “PATENTED/AUG.22 SEPT.19 1882”.
The overall condition is good. The actions are strong. The bore is semi-bright with various spots of pitting. The frame is nicely engraved and its hard to not notice the Damascus barrels! The butt plate is chipped and missing a piece. You can tell that it was lost long ago as the edges have smoothed with continued use. Here is a fantastic display piece with some nice Colt history behind it.
Own the original! This is a legitimate antique and not a reproduction.
Barrels are 24 inches. (Barrels have been shortened)
Caliber: 12 Gauge
LOP: 14-1/4 inches
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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