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"New Baker" Batavia, NY 12 guage damascus double with unusual Syracuse Forging & Gun Co. marking

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Unusual "New Baker" double barrel shotgun. 32" barrels, possibly 12 gauge. Marked on right side of frame "SYRACUSE FORGING & GUN Co/BATAVIA,N.Y." and on other side "NEW BAKER". Metal parts have medium patina overall with nice damascus finish on barrels. Buttstock has nice grain, showing average wear from use, and a small crack on either side of triggerguard, and a small age crack in heel of butt by buttplate screw. Cracks are free of play. Hard rubber buttplate free of cracks and chips. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.