Re: Burgess shotguns
Holy cats! ...a 45.70/16 SxS! ...not too many breech loading combination guns were made this side of the pond...where did you come up with the Loomis association mentioned in that article...I'm assuming it was one of F A Loomis' sons...is that correct?...most of what is known about Burgess' doings here in Buffalo has been lost or never recorded...it seems to be a generally accepted understanding that the factory workers felt that the Burgess shotgun factory on Military Road closed because Andrew was off in pursuit of bigger money running experiments for the government on increasing the cycling rates of semi or full automatic firearms in a nearby commercial building on Niagara Street...over the years I've collected dozens of Andrew Burgess patents but not much else other than what the other collectors and neighborhood historians tell me...he left Buffalo about 15 years before other great gun nuts got together here...Men like Charles Newton, Emil Flues, Harry Pope, and Rudolph Kornbrath...who knows what could have occurred if those fertile minds had gotten together...
As for Bob the Burgess collector I will try to dig up a web address for him