|Single barrel percussion shotgun by "TRYON/MERRICK/&Co" - $225.00|
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Single barrel percussion shotgun marked on lock "TRYON/MERRICK/&Co". Also marked on top of barrel "LONDON". 38" part octagon, part round barrel of about X Gauge bore, with unusual brass ring at muzzle. Metal parts are nicely engraved and show light to medium patina overall with some scattered pitting. Some striped twist finish still visible on barrel. Rod is antique but a little short for the gun. One ramrod pipe is absent. Stock is fair with some added finish, broken in the triggerguard area and secured with an old screw, both key escutcheons absent and key replaced with a wooden wedge. Forearm shows some cracking near the key with a missing piece of wood by the forearm cap. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.