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I won a bucketlist shotgun yesterday on an online auction. Spencer Bannerman model 1890 12 pump. I'm not a pump fan but any oddball gun with a damascus barrel ticks a box for me.

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The precursor

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I believe the barrels are 3 Iron "Oxford". Can you post a close up of the section where the pattern contrast is most apparent?

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That gun looks like it has some serious drop!

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That is a VERY historic piece.

Congratulations.

One barrel, Drew...

This rather set a trend, and an engineering challenge to remedy it's various faults.

Enter JMB.


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I'll post close ups when it's in hand. Most US made guns back then had some serious drop. They shot differently than today.

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It appears to have worn a "recoil boot" at one time.
W.M. Talley of Henderson, KY used a Spencer at the 1899 GAH at Live Birds; #191
https://digital.la84.org/digital/collection/p17103coll17/id/43584

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I think Pat Garrett had one when he was killed.

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Too cool!

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