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Double-Barrel Percussion Shotgun by Wm. Read of Boston, Mass.
4/30/2014 - Firearms and Militaria: Live Salesroom Auction
8 gauge, 33" double barrels. Marked on top of barrel in gold, Laminated Steel. Gold lines at breech; patent breech. Very finely scroll-engraved locks, breech, triggerguard and buttplate. Finely figured walnut stock with checkered wrist and forearm.  Double wedge. Brown barrels, case colored locks, breech. Blued triggerguard and buttplate. Rosewood ramrod with brass tip.

Condition:  
Barrels retain most of the original brown finish and Damascus pattern. Locks, hammers, breech retain most of the case colors just slightly muted. Stock is excellent. A small shield shape inlay is missing behind the triggerguard. Overall this shotgun has a mint look, very sharp and crisp.
Sold: $1,762.50
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