z Sold 16 ga. Sawed off Percussion coach gun
z Sold 16 ga. Sawed off Percussion coach gun
16 ga. Sawed off Percussion coach gun

z Sold 16 ga. Sawed off Percussion coach gun

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Here is an antique 16ga. Percussion shotgun. Shortened guns such as these were used in the Civil War with great effect by confederate cavalry. They were also use to guard gold bullion on stage coaches and trains in the mid 1850s and 1860s  on into late 70s in the West until they were replaced by the cartridge shell versions. These were used by Wells Fargo, Adams and American Express companies as well as the railroads. The coach gun was carried right along with the Wells Fargo strong box. This one has a brass “WELLS FARGO” label attached to the right side of the stock. Stamped into the stock just above the (Wells Fargo brass company tag)is the name "SIGNAL HILL" and below the tag is (No. 6). This gun was a very inexpensive shotgun and is very plain except for the tag and the “number (6) “. It looks to me that the nipples will have to be replace if you want it to be functional.  The Lock Plates on both sides are decorated and have the name "John Parton". This is a very rugged old shotgun with 19 inch barrels and is 36 inches overall including the ramrod. The stock show handling dings, but no breaks or cracks. It would look right in place on a frontier stagecoach or on board an early steam train express car.
For it's age.  The makers marks on the locks are very hard to read and the rib has no markings.
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