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Here is Ron Gabel's answer to question number 5602

Question:

I have a double barrel shotgun percussion firing, half stock, the barrel is fastened with wedges, closed breech, the only marking on the sides is J.H.Johnston in script & 10 in block & several other marks that mean nothing to me on the underside of the barrel it is brown in color. There is etching on the trigger cover the both sides of the triggers there are brass inlays on the barrel near the breech & on the underside of the stock a small brass door opens. The barrel has came loose from the welded metal that are held by the wedges & the nipples are wore down but the hammers system works. The stock has been broke at one time & repaired in the same period of time the gun was used. Thank you for any info you have ot this gun. Jerry

Answer:

James H. Johnston was a gun smith and dealer located in Pittsburgh PA. He was the owner of the Great Western Gun Works from 1866 to 1915.

Submitted By: Jerry Lawrence On: 1/15/2004 3:57:01 PM

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