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Bacon Arms Co. Model Top Break Exposed Hammer
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This auction has been sold to cecilie at kr1,500.00 NOK.
Hei. Flott hagle, spennende objekt. God normal stand Mvh   Make: Bacon Arms Co. Model: Top Break Exposed Hammer Shotgun Serial Number: 8086 Year of Manufacture: Bacon Arms Co. was in business from 1852-1888 (http://www.cornellpubs.com/free-files/Shotgun%20Markings-Vorisek%20BW%20Portrait.pdf) Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 5/8” Shells Action Type: Single Shot, Top Break, Exposed Hammer Shotgun with Extractor Markings: The underside of the barrel lug, underside of the receiver and top of the forend bracket are marked “8086”. The left side of the receiver is marked “BACON ARMS CO. NORWICH, CONN.” Barrel Length: 32 ¼” Choke: Modified (0.710”) Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a small brass bead, which is screwed into the barrel. Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are a two piece dark walnut set. The splinter forend has cut flank checkering, the stock shows scattered light to moderate depth handling marks. The butt stock has a rounded pistol grip. There are unrepaired cracks and chip losses at the upper tang; the stock may have been sanded down long ago, the chip losses were smoothed out and there is a slight gap in fit to the metal fixtures; there is a chip loss at the toe and slight gap in fit to the butt plate. The stock has scattered gouges and handling marks. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the checkered brown hard rubber shotgun-style butt plate. The plate has a chip loss at the toe, some white scuff marks and light compression, rating in Good condition. The stocks rate in about Fair Plus overall condition. Type of Finish: Browned Damascus Barrel, Patina’d Receiver Finish Originality: Original Bore Condition: The bore is dark. There is pitting and pin prick erosion present the length of the bore. Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 0% of its metal finish. The surfaces have settled to a dark brown patina with instances of pitting and surface oxidation. Please see our pictures before bidding on this shotgun. The Damascus patterns of the barrel are still discernable. The screw heads are distressed. The markings are faded. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fair condition. Mechanics: The action functions correctly, though there is notable play in the barrel to receiver fit. We do not recommend shooting this shotgun. The shotgun has a top lever, which opens the action and a right side mounted exposed hammer. The firing pin’s return spring is broken and does not reset the pin to the rearward position. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards. Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None Our Assessment: Bacon Arms Company was in business from 1852 to 1888, when Crescent Firearms bought the company. This single shot, top break shotgun has a Damascus barrel and dark walnut stocks and has a neat sidehammer design. Though we do not recommend firing this shotgun, it should make for a very nice display item that most certainly has some interesting stories to tell, having been made before the dawn of the 20th century. Please see our pictures and good luck.   NRA ANTIQUE FIREARM CONDITIONS STANDARDS:
  • FACTORY NEW: All original parts; 100% original finish; in perfect condition in every respect, inside and out.
  • EXCELLENT: All original parts; over 80% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; unmarred wood; fine bore.
  • FINE: All original parts; over 30% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; minor marks in wood; good bore.
  • VERY GOOD: All original parts; none to 30% original finish; original metal surfaces smooth with all edges sharp; clear lettering, numerals and design on metal; wood slightly scratched or bruised; bore disregarded for collectors firearms.
  • GOOD: Some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned or re-blued; principal letters, numerals and design on metal legible; wood refinished, scratched bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.
  • FAIR: Some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned or re-blued; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.
  • POOR: Major and minor parts replaced; major replacement parts required and extensive restoration needed; metal deeply pitted; principal lettering, numerals and design obliterated, wood badly scratched, bruised, cracked or broken; mechanically inoperative; generally undesirable as a collector's firearm.