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Rare Foreman's Percussion Trap Gun
8/18/2016 - Firearms and Accoutrements: Live Salesroom Auction
.50 caliber, 6" barrel. Cast from one piece of iron. With 16" wire trigger with a double loop on the end. A piece of cardboard went in the double loop, and was pushed to activate the trigger. Marked Pat Nov 5 1889. Patented November 5th, 1889, by William and Stanton Foreman of Bidwell's Bar, California. Patent number 414,306. This is the earliest patented gopher trap gun known to have been commercially produced.

Condition:  
Light wear to patina, in otherwise very good overall condition.
Est $1000 - $1500
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