American Gun Co. 16 Gauge Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun, Choke Bored, Made About 1910-1915. Serial Number 155529. FFL Required.
32" barrels, with the left barrel being marked on top "Genuine Armory Steel Choke Bored". Blued finish on barrels at about 90%, and has patinaed to a dark brown. There are a few light scratches and minor bit of surface rust on the barrels. The bores are still fairly bright near the muzzles and the breech ends of the bores are dark with pitting.
The receiver and top tang, lockplates, and breakdown lever are color case hardened, with very little of the color being left (about 10-20% case hardened colors remaining on the lockplates only). All the finish on these parts are now a fairly even dark gray. Both hammers may or may not have been color case hardened and are both now an even dark gray patina. Very little original blued finish remains on the trigger guard and it is now an uneven dark gray. Both triggers are also a dark gray patina. The left lockplate is marked "American Gun Co. New York".
Walnut buttstock with pistol grip that is checkered. The checkering is partially worn smooth. Black plastic pistol grip cap and buttplate, both with some scratches and light dings. The pistol grip cap had a design around its outside perimeter which is now worn fairly smooth. The checkering on the buttplate is partially worn smooth. No chips or cracks in the buttplate or pistol grip cap. Very little original finish remains on the buttstock, and it has light scratches and dings but no cracks or chips out.
The walnut forearm has very little original finish remaining and the checkering is worn smooth. The metal fittings on the forearm are a dark gray patina.
When the barrels and forearm are assembled to the buttstock and receiver there is a little bit of wobble between the barrels and the receiver, which could probably be tightened by a competent gunsmith.
This shotgun has NO Belgian proof marks and is NOT a Belgian made shotgun.
Condition Good Plus. FFL Required.