Originally Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org
I am also a Burgess Shotgun Collector. Elmer and I wrote an article for the GUN DIGEST in 1962, it was published twice. Elmer and the Burgess boys lived in Bakersfield California some time back but I have lost contact with them.
I collect all firearms using Burgess Patents, not just the shotguns.
I am looking for the side by side 45-70/16 guage experimental model I sold in 1973 big mistake selling any guns, but I bought a ranch and raised my kids on it.
By the way they are not slide action guns they are true semi-automatic firearms. Not self-loaders. They fire and eject spent hulls, you close and load manualy.
Lynn T. Wakeling
22008 Henry Miller Ave
Los Banos, CA 93635
This is not true, the gun has to be operated manually to facilitate the ejection of the spent case. Somewhere there is a myth started that made this "SemiAutomatic" claim, but it just isn't true. The Burgess catalog does refer to "Semi Automatic" but the description is evident of the impossibility of that happening.