SCARCE Antique COLT Model 1883 Hammerless SHOTGUN
Made in 1892 with Damascus Barrels
Here we present an antique Colt Model 1883 Hammerless Double Barrel Shotgun, manufactured in Hartford, Connecticut in 1892. 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 one source, “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.”
This 12 Gauge shotgun is fitted with 30-inch tubes, double triggers, finely checkered walnut forearm, finely checkered and nicely figured walnut stock fitted with a black hard rubber butt-plate, engravings on the frame, safety selector, take-down lever, trigger guard, forearm takedown lever.
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 very good. The barrels retain good Damascus patterning. Case colors are still visible and even vibrant in protected areas. The markings are clear and legible. The serial numbers match. The stock is in great shape. The bores are smooth, clear and bright. The action on this shotgun is excellent. Here is a scarce, nearly 127 year old shotgun that looks fantastic and is in great condition!
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Barrel is 30 inches.
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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