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WRMorrison
11-24-2018, 05:56 PM
While on vacation, a friend showed me this piece that's been in his family for quite a while. No one has any info on it, no manufacturer's marks are present (other than what appears to be a serial number?). It still had a fired brass shotshell in the chamber when I opened it...lol. It's been repaired quite a few times and I think a new trigger guard was fashioned. It's got a hinged breach with an angled, spring-loaded firing pin that the external hammer strikes.

LOTS of pics to come; sorry for the quality...piss poor lighting.

-WRM

https://i.imgur.com/8jrPrVJ.jpg

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WRMorrison
11-24-2018, 05:58 PM
Last 10:

https://i.imgur.com/sCbldGi.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/cE6Bulg.jpg

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-WRM

aroyobob
11-24-2018, 08:33 PM
Looks a lot like this one:
http://www.arms2armor.com/Firearms/zulushotguns.htm

The article says the shotgun at that link is a muzzle loader converted to breech with something called a "Snider breech-loading system" so perhaps your gun isn't the exact same Frenchie but is a conversion with the same Snider approach.

Search on Snider breech loading conversion" or something like that and use the "images" results.

WRMorrison
11-24-2018, 08:54 PM
MUCH appreciated; thanks! At first glance, it appears to be the same shotgun to me; it has the same stock with the distinctive forearm.

-WRM

Delw
11-24-2018, 11:39 PM
WRM
what is the rivet pcs of metal the firearm is sitting on? looked like a plane wing maybe an old biplane?

Lobo
11-25-2018, 04:44 AM
That is exactly the shotgun it is. I have only ever seen one person and none in other hands before your photos

WRMorrison
11-25-2018, 08:31 AM
WRM
what is the rivet pcs of metal the firearm is sitting on? looked like a plane wing maybe an old biplane?

That's his kitchen table; sheets of stainless (aluminum? can't remember) riveted on. It was the "manliest" kitchen table he could find. His ex-wife spent a small fortune on it...

-WRM

ynotaz
11-25-2018, 09:16 AM
I didn't know a damn thing about the shotgun but 10 point and a free bump for that kitchen table.

Delw
11-25-2018, 01:05 PM
That's his kitchen table; sheets of stainless (aluminum? can't remember) riveted on. It was the "manliest" kitchen table he could find. His ex-wife spent a small fortune on it...

-WRM
can you get a picture of that Kitchen table, that thing looks really cool.
Didnt you post a picture of it on the other site? somewhere I have seen a kitchen table with rivets , just cant remember. could have been one of the gun building sites I am on.

WRMorrison
11-25-2018, 01:14 PM
LOL...I'll text him and see if I can get a picture of the table. Same pics are on the "other" site.

-WRM

WRMorrison
11-25-2018, 01:33 PM
Here 'ya go; Stars and Bars and everything...lol. And yes, he's divorced.

https://i.imgur.com/km1JY1v.jpg

-WRM

ynotaz
11-25-2018, 02:42 PM
Seems he got the table. Probably better part of the deal.

Delw
11-25-2018, 04:00 PM
Here 'ya go; Stars and Bars and everything...lol. And yes, he's divorced.

https://i.imgur.com/km1JY1v.jpg

-WRM

That table is really cool looking, Ive seen it before could have been the old site (ie Other site)
Thanks for the pic

WRMorrison
11-25-2018, 08:21 PM
Seems he got the table. Probably better part of the deal.

Indeed, he did. ;)

-WRM

Larry D.
11-26-2018, 10:36 AM
That is the coolest table I've ever seen.