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I have this early Clabrough Bros 10 Ga SxS. Looking for some info like year of manufacture etc.

32" barrels, not weighed it but feels like 10+ pounds, buttplate is marked Clabroughs Duck & Quail gun.

Did Clabrough make their own guns or was it made by other makers. Any way to identify the maker of this gun?


























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And the proof marks....





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Cant be sure, but it seems like it has the Greener lockup system.
If the top lever pivot is behind the rear face of the action, it is likely a Greener lockup.
Also, the "Treble Lockfast " is a Greener trademark I believe.
Many "makers" bought guns and finished them, Cl Bros included.


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I sure like it.
Reminds me I need a better camera.

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As best as I can see in the pictures I do not see any indication of a cross bolt.

From an 1895/96 Clabrough, Golcher & Co catalog from San Francisco Cal they show three type of bolting on Hammer guns & two types on Hammerless.

On the hammer guns they show a plain unbolted Doll's Head, a Bolted doll's Head & a bolted "Cloverleaf" extension. None of these at this point utilized a cross bolt.

On the hammerless guns they show a plain unbolted Doll's Head or a straight extension rib with Cross Bolt.

All had double underbolts in addition to the Doll's Head with or without the top bolt.


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You are correct, it does not have a cross bolt. It has a bolted dolls head in addition to the double under-bolts.



I am also leaning towards Greener based on the "Triple Lock Fast" marking. My guess is it is much earlier than 1895.

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I think Greener was Treble Wedge Fast, not Lock Fast..
& that was the round Greener Cross bolt
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I'll definitely look into it. It's a really impressive gun. I would be proud to own it too!

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That is beautiful case hardening work, IMO. Do you know if it was done by Ray St. Ledger?

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sweet, i have #32- a low hammer 10- and there are a couple differences

Proofs are the same Birmingham marks - except mine is 10 not 11 and still 12 at the muzzle, same buttplate, same dolls head, the engraving is nearly identical- as are the hammers- the rib lettering on mine is not in a border and mine does not have the lockfast markings

the grades are not always easy to determine - but- this one is mid to upper

i will get the book out later and look for some of these features

you might enjoy a copy-- http://www.clabrough.com/



they did restart the serial numbers at least once

not sure what you shoot - but I found mine shoots a consistent 91/92% pattern with lead fours i will eventually work up a light nice shot load and take it waterfowling

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