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1998.32.250
Janssen & Sons, Co. | shotgu...
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1998.32.250 | ca. 1867 | not listed | Gift of William Furnish | [top of rib] BELGIUM FINE STEEL | [top of left barrel] CHOKE BORED | [barrel flat] Belgium Tower proof 8 29 */ G Tower ELG in oval (repeated phrase one over the other) l | [bottom of barrels under forearm] 8C (four times--looks like 8C intertwined) | [bottom of left barrel] A CHOKE 18.0 / 18.0 | [forearm lug] 16 V (V-sideways, inside square) | [bottom of right barrel] * / rc (appears intertwined) 18.2 / 17.4 5 | [action flat] 16 829 V (V-sideways, inside square} * / G Tower | [right side plate] THE INTERCHANGEABLE | [left side plate] W.F.-CO. EXP / JANSSEN SONS & Co. | [inside of buttplate] 16 | [buttstock] 16 (in pencil) | [buttstock shield escutcheon] W.F. / & / CO. | Pistol grip stock with silver shield escutcheon and grooved steel buttplate. Piece broken off left front end of wrist. Patterned sighting rib. Line engraving around barrels at breech. | 12 | 16/829 | 1998.32.250v2.jpg | 1998.32.250.jpg | shotgun | firearm | wood, steel | Janssen & Sons, Co.

1998.32.152
E. Remington & Sons, Ilion, ...
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1998.32.152 | ca. 1876 | L: 44.5 in, H: 8.5 in | Gift of William Furnish | [rib] E Remington & Sons ILION NY | [forend iron] 2813 | [forend wood] 2813 | [forend wedge] 2813 | [bottom of barrels] 8 | [water table] 2813, 8, Patents Aug 5 1871, Apr 16 1872 | Wrist crack in stock. Steel buttplate. Knob end of pistol grip. Barrel dented near muzzle. Bores pitted. Overall condition good. Metal inset in forend. Metal engraved disk 1.2" diameter inset in stock. | Top Lifter Hammer SxS Double Model 1876 | 12 | 2813 | 1998.32.152v1.jpg | 1998.32.152v2.jpg | shotgun | firearm | wood, steel | E. Remington & Sons, Ilion, NY

1998.32.153
E. Remington & Sons, Ilion, ...
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1998.32.153 | ca. 1876 | L: 46.5 in, H: 7 in | Gift of William Furnish | [rib] E Remington & Sons ILION NY | [forend wedge] 3376 | [barrel flats] 3376 | bottom of barrels] H | [water table] 3376, 8, Patents Aug 5 1871, Apr 16 1872 | No hammers. Steel buttplate. Crack at stock wrist. Bore pitted. Overall condition fair. | Top Lifter, Hammer SxS Double, Model 1876 | 10 | 3376 | 1998.32.153v1.jpg | 1998.32.153v2.jpg | firearm | shotgun | wood, steel | E. Remington & Sons, Ilion, NY

1998.32.13
American Arms Co., Boston MA...
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1998.32.13 | ca. 1878-1883 | L: 46.125 in, H: 8.375 in | Gift of William Furnish | [top of rib] AMERICAN ARMS CO. BOSTON (framed by engraving)| [water table flat] G.H. FOX. PAT. JAN. 4, 1870* / NOV.6, 1877 & JAN. 8, 1878* / 1221| [lock plates] AM. ARMS CO. | Barrel assembly swings to side to break gun for loading/unloading and disassembly. Extensively and exquisitely engraved. Scrolled with game bird scene on trigger guard and pointer on floor plate, game birds on side plates, and fox head between hammers. Top quality figured walnut stock with hard rubber buttplate. Highest quality chain Damascus barrels. | Model 1878 Side-Swing Breech-Loading Double Barrel Shotgun | 12 | 1221 | 1998.32.13v2.jpg | 1998.32.13v1.jpg | shotgun | firearm | wood, steel | American Arms Co., Boston MA

1998.32.29
W.H. Baker, (various associa...
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1998.32.29 | ca. 1880-1884 | L: 46.625 in, H: 9 in | Gift of William Furnish | [top of rib] L.C. Smith MAKER OF BAKER GUN SYRACUSE N.Y STUB TWIST. | [forend latch wedge] 1239 | [inside forend frame] 1239 | [inside hammers] 1239 | [barrel lug and action flat] 1 | [extractor plate] 1239 | [action flat rails] PAT'D DEC. 18, 1877 / 1239 | [folding rear tang] 651 | [inside buttplate] 1239 3 (size) | Stub twist Damascus barrels. Rough repair to broken wrist. Dovetailed slot in rib for rear sporting sight. Mismatched serial number on folding rear tang sight. Well figured walnut in shoulder stock. Front trigger release barrel assembly. Stock repair. | Baker "Three-Barrel gun" (Shotgun/Rifle Combination) [Drilling] | 10 gauge | .42 centerfire | 1239 | 1998.32.29v2.jpg | 1998.32.29v1.jpg | 1998.32.29.jpg | 1998.32.29v2.jpg | shotgun | firearm | wood, steel | W.H. Baker, (various associations) Lisle and Syracuse

1998.32.191
C. Sharps Rifle Mfg. Co., Br...
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1998.32.191 | ca. 1878 | L: 44 in, H: 8.5 in | Gift of William Furnish | [rib]Old Reliable Sharps rifle Co Bridgeport Conn | [forend iron] 20086 | [bottom of barrels] 20086, 13, 7 (3 Birmingham proof marks) | [barrel flats] 20086 | [water table] 20086, (proof mark) | Oval escutcheon toe of stock. Forend attached with wedge. Steel buttplate. Stock cracked at wrist. Line engraved. Ebony forend tip. Bore pitted. Overall condition very good. .One of three. Field grade. | Side Lever Hammer Double Barrel Shotgun | 12 | 20086 | 1998.32.191v1.jpg | 1998.32.191v2.jpg | firearm | shotgun | wood, steel | C. Sharps Rifle Mfg. Co., Bridgeport, CT, U.S.A.

1998.32.253
W.H. Baker (various associat...
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1998.32.253 | 1893-1896 | L: 46.5 in, H: 8.5 in | Gift of William Furnish | [side plates] NEW BAKER | [action flat] 23004 | [inside bottom frame] 23004 | [barrel lug] 23004 | [forward barrel lug] (square inside a square) | [buttplate] fancy "stacked" "BG&F Co." logo in round frame | [inside hammers] 23004 | Damascus steel barrels. Patterned sighting rib. narrow tongue rib extension with pattern surrounding in upper frame. Checkered hard rubber buttplate with company logo. Left hammer screw has been replaced. Gold plated shield. Grade is basic field gun. | Model 1892 "New Baker" Double Barrel Breech-loading Shotgun | 12 | 23004 | 1998.32.253v2.jpg | 1998.32.253.jpg | shotgun | firearm | wood, steel | W.H. Baker (various associations) Lisle and Syracuse

1998.32.78
Nathan R. Davis, Assonet, MA...
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1998.32.78 | ca. 1868-1883 | L: 45.875 in, H: 8.5 in | Gift of William Furnish | [top of rib] F.A.R.50 (crudely marked with punch) | [left side plate] TWIST | [right side plate] N.R. DAVIS & CO. | [forend lug] 50 | [inside forearm frame] 50 | [action flat] 50 | [right barrel under forearm] LCH | [lower barrel rib under forearm] 4 (within circle) | Twist barrels. Wrist broken and wire wrapped. Stock chipped and dented. some minimal line engraving. Left side lever barrel release. Bored out stock houses bolt/coil spring recoil mechanism. Side lever, recoil spring stock | N.R. Davis Double Barrel Breech-loading Shotgun | 10 | 50 | 1998.32.78v2.jpg | 1998.32.78v1.jpg | shotgun | firearm | wood, steel | Nathan R. Davis, Assonet, MA

1998.32.23
W.H. Baker, Lisle and Syracu...
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1998.32.23 | ca. 1878-1879 | L: 41 in, H: 8.5 in | Gift of William Furnish | [top of rib] (inscription too worn to decipher) | [side plates] W.H. BAKER & Co. | [bottom of frame] PAT'D AUG 31 1875 | [beneath pistol grip cap] C.L. WERNER (stamped in wood)| [inside buttplate] B | [left side of frame] initials "H. Mg" scratched crudely in metal [left interior of frame] 139. | Frame lightly scroll engraved with grouse and hunting dog scene on left side plate, another buck and doe deer on right. Barrel locking mechanism is broken. Break in pistol grip of stock. Set screw forward of front trigger adjusts rifle trigger pull. Damascus barrels. Front trigger barrel assembly release. Baker & Co., Syracuse. | Baker "Three-Barrel gun" (Shotgun/Rifle Combination) [Drilling] | 12x40 | 139 | 1998.32.23.JPG | shotgun | firearm | wood, steel | W.H. Baker, Lisle and Syracuse

1998.32.208
E.L. Whitney, Whitneyville, ...
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1998.32.208 | ca. 1873 | L: 47.7 in, H: 9 in | Gift of William Furnish | [rib] Whitney Arms Co Whitneyville Conn - Homogeneous Wrought- Steel. Whitneys Patent Oct 23 1866 | [rear lump] 236 | [forend iron] 236 | [trigger guard] 235 | [lower tang] 235 | Bores clean. Overall condition excellent. Lightly engraved. Steel buttplate. forend attached to stock. Forend attached with wedge. Extractor falls out on disassembly. Field grade. First Model. | Front Trigger Opening, Hammer SxS Double | 12 | 236 | 1998.32.208.jpg | 1998.32.208v2.jpg | firearm | shotgun | wood, steel | E.L. Whitney, Whitneyville, CT, U.S.A.

1998.32.206
Frank Wesson, Worcester, MA,...
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1998.32.206 | 1867 | L: 42 in, H: 7.5 in | Gift of William Furnish | [trigger guard] 14 | [rib and top of left barrel] F. Wesson Patent, Worcester, Mass | Case colors on action. Open sight on left rifle barrel and peep sight in center using brass bead for front sight. Forend attached with screw. Steel buttplate. Bores clean. Overall condition excellent. Field grade. Rifle sights. | Front Trigger Opening, Hammer SxS Combination Gun | 12x44 | 14 | 1998.32.206v1.jpg | shotgun | firearm | wood, steel | Frank Wesson, Worcester, MA, U.S.A.

1998.32.5
Ethan Allen & Co., Worcester...
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1998.32.5 | ca. 1865-1871 | L: 45.375 in, H: 7.625 in | Gift of William Furnish | [underside of breech trap door, floor of loading chamber] 421 | [underside of buttplate] 421 | [top of sighting plane] Fine Stub Twist | [top of breech trap door] ETHAN ALLEN & co. WORCESTER, MASS. / ALLEN'S PATs nob 9, 1858-SEPT. 18, 1860-AUG. 22, 1865 | Levered breech trap door loading chamber. Metal frame lightly and marginally engraved. Serrated hammers. Damascus steel barrels. hammers do not cock well. half-moon firing pins. 2 ½" chamber. 1/2 moon pins, 2 1/2" chamber. | Breech-Loading Double Barrel Shotgun | 12 | 421 | 1998.32.5.jpg | 1998.32.5v2.jpg | firearm | shotgun | wood, steel | Ethan Allen & Co., Worcester, MA

1998.32.127
Parker Bros., Meriden, CT | ...
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1998.32.127 | ca. 1878 | L: 46 in, H: 9 in | Gift of William Furnish | [rib] Parker Bros Makers, Meridan Conn Damascus Steel | [side plates] Parker Bros | [bottom frame] Patd Nov 13, 1866, Mar 23, 1875 | [forend clasp] Pat'd Mar 26, 1878 | [trigger guard] 14374 | [forend wedge] 14374 | [forend iron] 14374 | [barrel flats] 52, D6| [rear lump] 02, 14374 | [water table] U, 14374 | Grade N. A. Steel buttplate. Wedge type forend. Light engraving. Forend tip iron with lip. One piece lifter. Small shield on top of stock. Barrels 5 lb. 2 oz. No. 2 Frame. Bore very lightly pitted. Overall condition excellent. Large extractor. Spherical hinge pin recess. | Front Action Lifter Hammer SxS Double | 10 | 14374 | 1998.32.126v1.jpg | 1998.32.126v2.jpg | 1998.32.127v2.jpg | 1998.32.127.jpg | firearm | shotgun | wood, steel | Parker Bros., Meriden, CT

1998.32.87
Harrington & Richardson, Wor...
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1998.32.87 | ca. 1874-1890 | L: 45.4375 in, H: 9 in | Gift of William Furnish | [top of rib] HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON, WORCESTER, MASS.U.S.A. | [barrel flat] 220 | [forend lug](?) 05 | [action flat] 220 | [inside forend frame] 220 | High quality Damascus steel barrels. Case hardened frame with coloring mostly gone. Half pistol grip stock with checkered hard rubber buttplate (chipped at front). Forend lug is a replacement. Base-plate action | Harrington & Richardson Double Barrel Breech-loading Shotgun | 12 | 220 | 1998.32.87v1.jpg | 1998.32.87v2.jpg | shotgun | firearm | wood, steel | Harrington & Richardson, Worcester, MA

1998.32.205
Frank Wesson, Worcester, MA,...
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1998.32.205 | ca. 1870 | Gift of William Furnish | [top of barrel] F. Wesson's Patent, Worcester Mass, 1, 2 | [top of sight] 1, 2 | Double octagon barrels. One barrel rifled; the other smooth bore. Bores clean. Bores measure .405. Top of breech face marked with acorn. Forend attached with wcrew. Brass inset in stock to hold peep sight. Steel buttplate. Chip out of forend. Repair piece inserted in stock. Field grade. Combination. | Front Trigger Opening, Hammer SxS Combination Gun | .44 | 8 | 1998.32.205v1.jpg | 1998.32.205v2.jpg | firearm | rifle | wood, steel | Frank Wesson, Worcester, MA, U.S.A.

1998.32.83
Joseph C. Dane, La Crosse, W...
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1998.32.83 | ca, 1870-1877 | L: 47 in, H: 8.75 in | Gift of William Furnish | [top of rib] N.N. WILMOT. ST. LOUIS. J.C. DANE, MAKER. LACROSS, WISC'' | Damascus barrels. Deep scroll engraving with waterfowl scene on left sideplate, game bird scene on right sideplate, and hunting dog on trigger guard. Barrel release lever is forward part of trigger guard. Silver escutcheon plate on bottom of shoulder stock. Elaborate receiver design. Wrist broken and repaired. Forend broken in two places. One break repaired. N.N. Wilmot is a well-known St. Louis gun dealer. Name on rib as the retailer. Probably not a presentation gun as thought by the collector. Presentation: Wilmot, St.Louis | Dane Double Barrel Breech-loading Shotgun | 10 | not serially numbered | 1998.32.83v2.jpg | 1998.32.83v1.jpg | shotgun | firearm | wood, steel | Joseph C. Dane, La Crosse, WI

1998.32.162
E. Remington & Sons, Ilion, ...
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1998.32.162 | ca. 1879 | L: 46.5 in, H: 8 in | Gift of William Furnish | [rib] E Remington & Sons ILION NY | [forend iron] 891 | [forend wood] 891 | [forend lump] 28 | [barrel flats] 891 | [bottom of barrels] D | [water table] 891, 22, 28, Patents Aug 5 1871, Apr 16 1872 | Patent fore-end. Steel buttplate. Deeley and Edge type forend clasp. right hammer screw damaged. Bores clean. Overall condition very good. | Top Lifter, Hammer SxS Double, Model 1879 | 12 | 891 | 1998.32.162v1.jpg | 1998.32.162v2.jpg | firearm | shotgun | wood, steel | E. Remington & Sons, Ilion, NY

1998.32.48
W.H. Baker (various associat...
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1998.32.48 | 1889-1890 | L: 44 in, H: 8.5 in | Gift of William Furnish | [left side plate] NEW BAKER | [right side plate] SYRACUSE FORGING & GUN Co. / BATAVIA, N.Y. | [barrel lug] 4353 | [extractor plate] 4353 | [inside forend] 4353 | [action flat] PAT'D OCT. 4, 1887 / JUNE 1ST 1880 / 4353 | [buttplate] fancy stacked SF&G Co. / in circular frame (well worn) | Damascus barrels. Original hang tag for this gun in is Bill Furnish's index file. Serial stamped in inside forend wood seems intentionally obscured. Forend has possibly been replaced-no checkering and serial number stamped over, but original forend frame used. Re: Grade-basic field gun.. Wendell - Gray gun, Batavia. Re: grade-basic field gun | "New Baker" Double Barrel Breech-loading Shotgun | 12 | 4353 | 1998.32.48v1.jpg | 1998.32.48v2.jpg | 1998.32.48.jpg | 1998.32.48v2.jpg | firearm | shotgun | wood, steel | W.H. Baker (various associations) Lisle and Syracuse

1998.32.58
W.H. Baker (various associat...
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1998.32.58 | 1897-1909 | L: 48.75 in, H: 9 in | Gift of William Furnish | [left sideplate) BAKER GUN Co. | [right sideplate] BATAVIA N.Y. | [trigger guard] 18 Model 87 (within double diamond shape) | [buttplate] worn BG&F Co. logo in circle | [action flat] 32800 | [barrel flat] 32800 | [inside forend] 32800 (half circle, also stamped in wood) | Damascus barrels with patterned rib. Some fair quality engraving on frame. Long, fishtail barrel release lever. Forend wood darkened and battered. Shoulder stock darkened and cracked. Wrist cracked. Buttplate fits poorly. Former company logo on buttplate. Forend lug shows welded repair. Grade is basic field gun. | Model 1897 Baker Double Barrel Breech-loading Shotgun | 10 | 32800 | 1998.32.58v1.jpg | 1998.32.58v2.jpg | 1998.32.58.jpg | 1998.32.58v2.jpg | shotgun | firearm | wood, steel | W.H. Baker (various associations) Lisle and Syracuse

1998.32.143.1
E. Remington & Sons, Ilion, ...
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1998.32.143.1 | ca. 1875 | L: 44 in, H: 8.5 in | Gift of William Furnish | [rib] E Remington & Sons, ILION NY | [forend wedge] 1858 | [forend iron] 1858 | [barrel flats] 1858 | [bottom of barrels] P, HP | [water table] 1858 | [top of lock plate] A.E. Whitmores Patents Aug 5 1873, Apr 16 1872 | Presentation 1874. Blown barrel.Left barrel ruptured 9" from breech (probably plugged barrel). Ribs partly detached. Foredn damaged. Steel buttplate. Overall condition poor, but good example of ruptured barresl. Oval disk in stock engraved "Christmas Day 1874 to Howard C. Hendrickson by his friend Jos. R. Lyndall.". | Top Lifter Hammer SxS Double Model 1873 | 10 | 1858 | 1998.32.143.1.JPG | shotgun | firearm | wood, steel | E. Remington & Sons, Ilion, NY

1998.32.28
W.H. Baker, (various associa...
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1998.32.28 | 1880-1884 | L: 46.375 in, H: 9.125 in | Gift of William Furnish | [top of rib] L.C. Smith MAKER OF BAKER GUN SYRACUSE N.Y STUB TWIST. | [inside forend frame] 984 | [left side of barrel flat] 984 | [side plates] 984 | [barrel lug and action flat] 1 | [extractor plate] 984 | [action flat rails] PAT'D DEC. 18. 1977 / 984 | [inside left hammer] 7986 | [inside right hammer] 984 | [internal rifle hammer] 984 | [inside buttplate] 984 | [buttstock] F.A. HOLLENBECK (stamped in wood under buttplate) | Stub twist Damascus barrels. Left hammer replaced, but a good mate. Right forend locking pin plate missing. Right lower rib torn loose at muzzle. Front trigger release barrel assembly. Left hammer replaced. | Baker "Three-Barrel gun" (Shotgun/Rifle Combination) [Drilling] | 10x42 | 984 | 1998.32.28v1.jpg | 1998.32.28v2.jpg | 1998.32.28.jpg | 1998.32.28v2.jpg | firearm | shotgun | wood, steel | W.H. Baker, (various associations) Lisle and Syracuse

1998.32.106
Nichols & Lefever; Syracuse,...
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1998.32.106 | ca. 1876-1878 | L: 48.125 in, H: 9.375 in | Gift of William Furnish | [top of rib] Nichols & Lefever Syracuse, N.Y. | [bottom of both barrels] 581 (crown over BP Birmingham provisional proofs) | [action flat] Lefever. / Syracuse./ N.Y. / 581 - PAT'D / SEPT. 3. 1872 | [Forearm Frame] 581 | [buttstock under buttplate] I N (reversed) (sic) | [inside buttplate] 581 | Damascus steel barrels. Deep dent in right barrel. Other lesser dents. Some engraving on frame, trigger guard, and pistol grip cap. Barrels a bit loose. | Nichols | Lefever Double Barrel Breech-loading Shotgun | 10 | 581 | 1998.32.106.jpg | 1998.32.106v2.jpg | firearm | shotgun | wood, steel | Nichols & Lefever; Syracuse, NY

1998.32.133
Parker Bros., Meriden, CT | ...
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1998.32.133 | ca. 1870 | L: 42 in, H: 8.5 in | Gift of William Furnish | [rib] Charles Parker Maker Meriden Conn Laminated Steel | [bottom frame] Patented Nov 13, 1866 | [wedge] 9 | [forend iron] 9. 9 | [forend wood] 9 | [bottom barrels] F | [barrel flat] (Birmingham Proof Mark) 15 | [water table] 9, 9 | Chas. Parker Maker (out of order). Grade N/A. Wedge attachment forend. Foend tip iron with lip. Two piece lifter steel buttplate. Bow-shaped trigger guard. Light engraving dogs on side plates. Bird engraving on trigger guard. Small extractor. Lightly engraved. Barrels pitted. Overall condition very good. Lifter pin extends through frame. Sharp corner at breech face. No Parker Brothers marking on side plates of locks. Believe this is the second startup of serial numbers. Stock damaged where trigger guard bow replaced. | Back Action Lock, Lifter, Hammer SxS Double | 11 | 9 | 1998.32.133v1.jpg | 1998.32.133v2.jpg | 1998.32.133.jpg | 1998.32.133v2.jpg | shotgun | firearm | wood, steel | Parker Bros., Meriden, CT

1998.32.51
W.H. Baker (various associat...
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1998.32.51 | 1890-1893 | L: 46.5 in, H: 8.375 in | Gift of William Furnish | [left side plate] NEW BAKER ("R" is triple strike) | [right side plate] BAKER GUN AND FORGING Co. / Batavia, N.Y. | [action flat] 11861 | [lower tang] 11861 | [inside forend] 11861 (also stamped in wood) | [buttplate] fancy stacked BG&F Co. logo in round frame | Damascus barrels. Long, tapered barrel release lever. Set screws in firing ping. Serial number engraved in extended lower tang. Ornate trigger guard. hard rubber buttplate with company logo. Re: Grade-basic field gun. Baker Gun & Forging Co.. Re: grade-basic field gun. | "New Baker" Double Barrel Breech-loading Shotgun | 12 | 11861 | 1998.32.51v1.jpg | 1998.32.51v2.jpg | 1998.32.51.jpg | 1998.32.51v2.jpg | shotgun | firearm | wood, steel | W.H. Baker (various associations) Lisle and Syracuse