C.S. Shattuck Shotgun???
I’ve got an old single shot shotgun (supposedly my Grandfather’s) that I’m trying to identify. It has no markings except serial #58719, stamped on the Receiver, Barrel, Buttstock, Forestock, and Fore-end? It has a C.S. Shattuck, Hatfield, Mass. Buttplate. It seems intact and operable, except that the hammer doesn’t engage the firing pin correctly anymore.
It sort of matches a description by Frank Morrison of an Iver Johnson “semi-hammerless with locking bolt operated with a "ring" journaled in the trigger guard directly in front of the trigger, 12 gauge only from 1899 to 1910.” I have read that C.S. Shattuck marketed guns made by Iver Johnson, and that both companies marketed through the J. P. Lovell Co. of Boston.
I would enjoy any information that I could receive on the shotgun and the companies involved. I would really like to nail down the Manufacturer, Model Name, and Date of Manufacture.
Thanks in Advance