Percussion Hammer Shotgun – 16 BORE, BELGIUM BEST, GORGEOUS, Antique, VINTAGE FIREARMS, INC.

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Percussion Hammer Shotgun – 16 BORE, BELGIUM BEST, GORGEOUS, Antique, VINTAGE FIREARMS, INC.  Guns > Shotguns > Antique (Pre-1899) Shotguns - Misc.
Description: General Specs: Belgium, Year 1, 16 Gauge, 7lbs 12oz, SxS Hammer, ANTIQUE

Serial Number: N/A

What a great gun we have found in this Belgium made, high quality percussion hammer gun in 16 gauge, bore diameter of .667, smoothbore. Built sometime in the mid-1800’s, the gun is in remarkable condition and ready for your field forays with a vintage upland gun. I get to see a lot of fine guns in my business, and I am often shown many poor-quality guns as I search for the best. It is easy to know when you are holding something special. This fine smoothbore is one of the special ones. First to be noticed is the ornate shaping, filing, and engraving on the barrels. From the breech up 12” is unique metal working that is quite extraordinary and decorative, requiring the highest of skill levels to achieve. In fact, looking at every aspect of the gunmaker’s art, this gun is at the highest level. The finely figured French walnut stock is fit to the action to perfection, the checkering is still the original flat-top checkering and barely worn. The stepped, back-action lock plates are engraved with great detail and skill. The hammers are gracefully shaped, engraved, and the fences are shaped in a way to prevent flashback to the shooter’s eyes. The action is mechanically excellent, with strong hammer springs, crisp triggers, and perfect original engraved screws. Even the ebony loading rod is original to the gun. The steel buttplate with the long tang extending onto the top of the comb is also nicely engraved. The stock dimensions are modern and eminently shootable (see below) and there are no cracks or repairs to the stock. The 31 ½” barrels have smooth bores, but I have not disassembled the breech block to inspect. The barrels come off the gun with the removal of one pin, and they are firmly put back in place just as easily. This is a high-end gun, not a cheapy, and is quite the rare find in this condition. How fun this would be to load up with black powder, or smokeless black powder substitute, and take it for a run around the sporting clays course or to the field after upland birds! This gun is priced to sell, so don’t hesitate. You will not be disappointed when you open the box. Of course, being an antique, made around 1, we can ship it to any address you choose. Thanks for looking!


Barrel Length: 31 1/2" healthy damascus**** Chokes: none**** Bores: smooth and clean**** Bore Diameter: 0.667**** Wall Thickness: lots**** % Blue: damascus pattern 75%**** Ribs: tight**** Sights: single****


Screws: perfect; engraved**** Engraving: clear, sharp, scroll, floral**** Trigger Type: double, crisp**** Trigger Guard Color: engraved, long tang****


Type: English stock; figured french walnut; nice!**** LOP: 14 1/4"**** LOP To End Of Wood: 14"**** DAH: 2"**** DAC: 1 1/2"**** Cast: 3/8" off **** Checkering Condition: excellent, original flat top**** Butt Treatment: steel plate; long tang top****

There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine shotgun. Call us for full details. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. Just open one of my ads and click on the line that says “see all items from this seller” and a very nice list of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. I have many more fine sxs shotguns not yet listed. Thanks for looking!

Call to purchase. If you have any questions please call or email us. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc

We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase.

Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Brand: Belgium Percussion Hammer
Caliber: 16 Gauge
Location: MI

Trades Accepted: Yes.

LET ME SELL YOUR GUNS!!! As you can see, I do a thorough job, am nationally known, and have hundreds of existing customers looking for your gun! Federally licensed dealer of Classic American Doubles, i.e. Fox, Parker, Ithaca, L.C. Smith, Lefever. Guns must be shipped to licensed dealer. Layaways accepted. No returns on layaways. I BUY SHOTGUNS, COLLECTIONS OR ONE AT A TIME.

Shipping Notes: Payment Methods Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher costInspection Period / Return Policy Three Days from the date the item was received.Sales Tax 6% Michigan OnlyShipping & Insurance Ground 45.00 We ship internationallyItem Condition UsedRequires FFL No, Antique

Item #: 990607672
Seller Since: Jan. 2002
Seller Level: Trusted + Local Connect
This seller is an FFL
City: Grand Rapids
State: MI
Phone: 616-292-6240
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Shipping: $45.00 (or FREE in-store pick up!)
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Returns: 3 Days

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