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scarce Springfield M1881 "Forager" 20 gauge shotgun - $800.00

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scarce Springfield M1881 "Forager" 20 gauge shotgun. No visible serial number. Only 1376 produced. Has correct carbine trigger guard and stock made by Springfield from a surplus Civil War musket stock. Missing breech block and lock is the style without 1873 date. 26" barrel with brass bead front sight. Extractor is included but not pictured. Metal parts are well marked with an attractive patina overall and slight granularness to the surfaces. Stock is fair condition with a faint cartouche that is either 1882 or 1883. Stock has been cleaned with a piece of wood missing and associated crack near the barrel breech area on left side. Lock is mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.