Coach Gun / Saw off shot gun / Street Howitzer / Scatter Gun. The Coach Gun received its many moniker on the stagecoaches and streets of the Wild West. Stagecoach companies quickly implemented the use of guards to ride along side the driver carrying a weapon that allowed for some leeway in accuracy as they bounced along the bumpy trails. Cut-down versions of the Stagecoach Shotgun were also popular among Marshals and Sheriffs for their mobility and lenient accuracy at close quarters. The best feature of this gun is the bright and shiney bores with no blemish of any kind
. Most unusual is the fact that the wood has no chip, cracks, or brakes that are often common on these old shotguns. On the outside the strong casehardening color and blue of the barrels bespeaks of a gun well cared for. Thumb the locking lever and you can break open the gun to reveal the lead-spitting barrels of this close-quarters defense weapon. The barrels show almost no pitting, uncommon for these antique shotguns
. Close and lock the barrels and cock both hammers. Finger the double triggers one at a time and the hammers will fall. On the plains of the late 19th century there was nothing else like the sound of a shotgun hammer. The feel and action of this legendary Old West tool will transport you back to the Dakota Territory, when your trusty shotgun was your last and best line of defense. Features Overall Length: 35 1/2", with 19 inches barrels and 3 inch chambers. Lock up is very very tight and secure
. The hard rubber butt plate shows the name STEVENS and little age with no cracks and the stock show very little wear for its age. Marked on the left side J. STEVENS A&T Co. Chicopee Falls Ma. This Coach Gun is in great shape. Great for cowboy loads or blanks
is an ANTIQUE and can be shipped directly to you in the USA and INTERNATIONALLY. Adult signature
required. Sold as an Antique ~ no guarantees, warranties, or
liabilities for any actual usage. If any firearms are to be used for
shooting purposes, a qualified gunsmith should inspect them first.