Lot 43: Eaton & Abbey Double Barrel Side Lock Hammer 10 Gauge Shotgun
November 30, 2012
Rock Island, IL, USALive Auction
Estimate: $2750 - 4500
Single brass bead sight, with "EATON & ABBEY, CHICAGO - LAMINATED STEEL" on top of the rib, light scroll engraving on the casehardened breech, and English proofs on the underside. The locks and hammers are casehardened and scroll engraved, with "EATON & ABBEY" on each lock. Checkered one piece straight grip stock, with an inscription oval on the underside of the buttstock and a smooth shotgun buttplate. Length of pull is 14 inches. Established in Chicago, the firm of Eaton & Abbey was in operation until 1870, when Charles Eaton died, and his widow, Emma Eaton bought out his partner, after which the firm became "E.E. Eaton".
BBL: 34 inch solid rib
Serial Number: 10046
Condition: Near mint as professionally restored, with a very strong laminated steel pattern on the barrels, along with extremely bright and vivid colors on the locks, hammers and breech. Stock is also near mint, with a few light chips and pressure dents. Mechanically excellent.