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unusual early William Lawrence, Laconia, NH toplifter single barrel shotgun

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William Lawrence, Laconia, NH single barrel shotgun. Possibly 12 gauge, 24" barrel. Well marked on top of barrel, unusual rib under barrel. Action opens by lifting the lever, barrel has an odd extractor mounted at the 4 o'clock position. Metal surfaces have a salt-and-pepper appearance, stock is very good with scattered dings from handling, and a small (1-1/2") crack by bottom receiver tang, which is non-structural. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot. Always buying, trades of antique guns considered.