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Denver4 03-30-2011 09:12 PM

Antique SXS
 
I have a Blackpowder SXS, the name on the sideplate and barrel bridge is "AL Legler" if anyone has information on this person or gunmaker please leave me a post

JonM 03-31-2011 01:19 PM

its liekly from the 1850's to 1900 time frame. most cheaper shotguns were imported by american resellers. they would buy them from mass produced sources in various european countries, mainly england, and they would come over without any maker marks and the buyer would put their mark on them and resell them. proof marks and any identifiers are normally found under the barrels near the locking mechanism.

pics would help greatly of any markings and overall of the gun itself.

stop by the intro section and let us know a bit about you :)

.22hustler 03-31-2011 09:25 PM

Make sure you do your research.. I had a Baker Paragon sxs that I sold 2 years ago. The buyer low-balled me at $300 bucks, as someone cut 2 inches off the stock!!! He came back with a more honest bid at $500, and I sold it to him. Restored or in original condition it was worth thousands.

Hawg 04-01-2011 02:21 AM

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Originally Posted by JonM (Post 476390)
its liekly from the 1850's to 1900 time frame. most cheaper shotguns were imported by american resellers. they would buy them from mass produced sources in various european countries, mainly england, and they would come over without any maker marks and the buyer would put their mark on them and resell them. proof marks and any identifiers are normally found under the barrels near the locking mechanism.

There were far more shotguns imported from Belgium than England ever thought about making.

Reinhard 04-01-2011 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Hawg (Post 476931)
There were far more shotguns imported from Belgium than England ever thought about making.

and colt had Belgium made barrels on their side by side shotty's

Denver4 04-02-2011 02:08 PM

this gun is highly engraved with gold and silver inlay and some of the most beautiful damascus barrels i have ever seen. It also has a one piece stock with a raised cheek piece. If i can find out how to attach a pic I will.


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