GabelGuns.com Specializing in pre-1898 Antique Firearms
Home
DISCLAIMER:
THE PURPOSE OF THIS WEBSITE
Q & A Database
·Submit A Question
·Browse Questions
·Search Questions
For Sale
·Firearms
The Bulletin
·Current Issue
·Archives
About Ron Gabel
·Ron Gabel's Profile
Miscellaneous
·Parts Dealers
·Heston's Speech
·Contact Us
·Advertisers
·Links Page
·Terms of Use
·Privacy
Please donate to help cover our costs

Question and Answer - View Question

Go Back

Here is Ron Gabel's answer to question number 13745

Question:

Trying to identify an old cap-lock blackpowder shotgun and thought you might be able to help. Right side lock plate is inscribed "Field & Langstrom". "Philadelphia". Barrel inscribed "Fine Twist" and something similar to "Wet Glaise" (sure I got that one wrong!). Relatively ornate with silver/nickel engraved fittings and a very nice walnut stock. THANKS!

Answer:

Field, Langstroth & Co., (Benjamin Field, T.F. Langstroth, William P. Mason) had a hardware store at 440 Market Street in Philadelphia where they sold domestic and imported guns. They are listed at this location in the 1859 McElroy's Philadelphia City Directory.

Submitted By: L.C. Jindrich On: 2/20/2015 9:38:37 AM

Copyright © Expert Computer Solutions 1997-2018
Report any problems with this website here.