Lot 46: C.S. Shattuck American 8 Gauge Punt Gun
November 30, 2012
Rock Island, IL, USALive Auction
Estimate: $1000 - 1500
This massive 8 gauge shotgun was introduced circa 1890. The top of the barrel at the breech is stamped "AMERICAN". The barrel, hammer and trigger guard are numbered to the gun. It has a double trigger mechanism with the front one unlatching the tip down barrel and the rear one for firing. Smooth forearm and pistol grip stock with a flat iron buttplate.
BBL: 40 1/4 inch round
Serial Number: 122
Condition: Fair. The punt gun has a smooth dark patina with overall minor pitting. The wood is poor with a crudely repaired wrist of buttstock and some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.