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Here are pictures with better light.  Thank you.

rich pierce:
Standard inexpensive imported shotgun 1850-1870.

Thank you.  Were these primarily imported because of the US Civil War?

No, these were imported in large numbers because there was a market for moderately priced hunting guns, both single and double barrel.
Quality ranged from rudimentary to fine.  Birmingham and Liege were the primary sources.  Both had large industries supplying the market.
Annual production was substantial.

Thanks to all and Hudnut.  Is there a link to information on how this gun worked and loaded. I assume it is a muzzle loader and used black powder which was ignited by flintlock to propel some kind of shot.


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