Antique SXS

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by Denver4, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. Denver4

    Denver4 New Member

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    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
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2011
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    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 :)
     

  3. .22hustler

    .22hustler New Member

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    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.
     
  4. Hawg

    Hawg New Member

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

    Reinhard New Member Supporter

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    and colt had Belgium made barrels on their side by side shotty's
     
  6. Denver4

    Denver4 New Member

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    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.