Lot 173: F. Bannerman Model 1896 Shotgun - 12 Ga.
December 4, 2016
Harrisburg, PA, USALive Auction
Description: SERIAL #: 13457 DESIGN: Pump action with tubular magazine. 30" barrel. MATERIAL/FINISH COMPOSITION: Damascus steel barrel. Blued steel components. Smooth wood semi pistol grip stock and grooved forearm. FEATURES: Pin front sight. Groove rear sight. Top rear of barrel marked "SPENCER RPTG. SHOT GUN PAT. APR. 1882". Left side of frame marked "F. BANNERMAN MANUFACTURER, NEW YORK U.S.A. / MODEL 1896". Checkered steel butt plate. 13-1/2" length of pull. CONDITION: Fair. Approximately 60% of the Damascus finish remains on the barrel. A dark patina has developed on metal components with light scratches and spotty pitting across metal surfaces. Some separation to the seam on the bottom of the magazine tube. Repair to the barrel/magazine tube connection. Butt stock shows significant wear with a major repair to the wrist where it was broke between the top and bottom tang. Modest wear to forearm. INVENTORY NO. / CATEGORY: 4520-036/C&R ESTIMATE: $100 - $150