Anyone have ideas? Been in the family for a long time, but don't know anything other than it's a smoothbore.
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Nope, not even close. Looks like a mid-1800's English Fowling gun(i.e. single shot shotgun) that was used to hunt with at the time.
Here's one that's similar except that it has a back action lock.http://www.trackofthewolf.com/Categories/PartDetail.aspx/505/1/AAI-463
When all else fails.
Thank you for the information. At least I know what it is.