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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/25/2005 3:39:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2005 3:41:24 AM EDT by caveman]
I posted this in the Shotgun forum with no responses so thought I'd try it here

My neighbor has a shotgun ,that belonged to his dad ,that needs some work. So naturally he brought it to the "gun guy".
I did a google search, hoping to find an exploded view, or some info on it and didn't come up with anything. I was hoping someone here might have some info.

It's 12 ga. SxS
The only markings on it are:
On the bottom of both barrels W&R
On top of the right barrel Special Smokeless Steel
"Inside" the frame PAT'D FEB7-1911 and a serial #

That's all the markings I can see. This thing has been in a closet for years and needs a good cleaning too.

EDIT After a little cleaning the side of the frame has keystone arms co.

Any and all info would greatly apprieciated.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 4:11:08 AM EDT
What I was able to find:

"The Keystone Arms Company shotguns were made by the W.H. Davenport Arms Company or by the Hunter Arms Company both for the E.K. Tryon Jr. & Co. in Philadelphia Pa. The E.K. Tryon Jr. & Co. was in business as such from 1868 to 1905. Retail value up to $400.00 depending on condition."

But your PAT'D FEB7-1911 date throws cold water on that.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 7:16:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2005 7:16:31 AM EDT by Dano523]
Before you go to the trouble of finding/making parts, make sure that it's worth fixing back up. If the shotgun has Damascus barrels, it destined to be a wall hanger at best, and maybe the reason that it was not repaired a long time ago.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 6:19:23 PM EDT
Thanks for the info

Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:04:29 PM EDT
Hunter Arms, 1891-1945. Formed to make guns for the L.C. Smith Company for shotguns.
(Blue Book)

Blue Book gives no listing for Davenport or Tyron companies??????

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