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Colt double barrel percussion shotgun: inscription

Object Number: 
1946.317
Date: 
1850-1865
Medium: 
Wood, steel, iron
Dimensions: 
barrel length: 31 1/2 in. ( 80 cm ) Overall: 48 1/4 in. ( 122.6 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: lockplates: "Colt's Pt. F.A. Mg. Co." (foliate); trigger guard: "1528"
Description: 
Wood, steel, and iron percussion shotgun; breech-loading and double-barreled with front action locks and top lever; checkering at wrist; stamped marks forward of hammer on lockplate, and on trigger guard.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Richard H. Gosman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group