SCARCE Engraved Antique COLT Model 1878 10 Gauge Side x Side HAMMER SHOTGUN
Double Barrel Made in 1883 with Damascus Barrels
Here we present an antique Colt Model 1878 Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun, manufactured in Hartford, Connecticut in 1883. 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 double trigger shotgun is a 10 gauge solid rib with 27-1/2 inch barrels.
The overall condition is good. The bore is in good shape, containing a bit of pitting throughout. The action on the left is strong while the right hammer does not hold the cocked position. The Damascus barrels have faded to a dark brown and pleasing patina. Both locks are engraved with “Colt’s P F.A. Mfg Co.” Here is a great example of history from Colt to collect and display!
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Barrels are 27-1/2 inches.
Caliber: 10 Gauge
Length of pull: 14-1/8 inches.
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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