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Old 07-03-2012, 12:23 PM   #11
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"How can you tell what it is as beat up as it is??"
the Remingtons had a very odd design to their grip frames. Plus there was not to many companies making 4-barrel guns.

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Old 07-03-2012, 02:29 PM   #12
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How can you tell what it is as beat up as it is??
Some of it's guess work. Figuring out what was popular or most likely to have been carried back then. Also, that gun has a very distinctive grip profile and trigger guard. If you can call it a trigger guard...
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How can you tell what it is as beat up as it is??
Same profile as the gun in the back on the third shelf, in my 4th safe





Seriously- 4 shot top break, very distinctive shape of grip. Checked a couple of my references- yep, suspicion confirmed. Mark Twain had one when exploring out West. Said it was a lovely little gun that he could not hit squat with.
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So... do 'ya wanna pawn it or sell it?

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Field finds are so cool. Too bad we will never know the story behind it. And I hate to see a beautiful old firearm deteriorated away to uselessness. Still, far better found than to remain buried forever.

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Neat find. I dug this up metal detecting a few years ago. 1892 Winchester 32-20 made in 1907. Three months in a kerosene soak freed it up.



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It was a rotary hoe so it doesnt dig very deep. My guess a previous land owner or farm hand lost it as it may have fallen out of a pocket while on a tractor or walking the field
Doesn't look like much of a snake gun; were tractor-jackings common in the area?
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Doesn't look like much of a snake gun; were tractor-jackings common in the area?
LOL , No Im far enough away from Chicago you dont have to worry about tractor jackings
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That is a neat rifle! I think I would try to find some wood for it obviously it could even be a fake copy. Then age it a little bit and hang her on the wall or fireplace. Fair shape considering! And deserves the respect!
And the pepper box is also very unique! Wow what a find both are! Wish they could talk!

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That is a neat rifle! I think I would try to find some wood for it obviously it could even be a fake copy. Then age it a little bit and hang her on the wall or fireplace. Fair shape considering! And deserves the respect!
And the pepper box is also very unique! Wow what a find both are! Wish they could talk!

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I thought about that but wood is pricey and I just can't afford it right now.
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