This is a Bentley & Sons 12ga. double barrel muzzle loading shotgun. This gun was made in London England by the above mentioned maker sometime between 1840 and 1850. It is totally original except for one hammer screw and the firing cones, they have been replaced original type number 11 cones so that it will fire. Also the barrels have been cut down to 20" to making it a coach gun.
For a gun this old, it is in good condition. Locks are strong and the springs are very good, although the right is a little stronger than the left. I had the locks off and to my surprise there was very little rust on them. Lots of ornate silver work. ( see photos) This gun has been used for Civil War reenacting only and work well. DO NOT LIVE FIRE IT. If you portray a Confederate Cavalryman, Provost guard, Pinkerton agent or and other portrayal where a Civil War period shotgun can be used, this is the gun for you!
It took a lot of searching to find this. I hate to sell it, but I am not using it any more. Someone give it a good home!
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Trades Accepted: This is a long shot, but I will trade even up for Vertical grip for my Sony a700 It must be a Sony grip made by Sony and have the product model number: VG-C70AM.