CS Shattuck 12g

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  1. capinatl

    capinatl New Member

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    I've done as much research as I can about this gun given to me by my step-father 4 years ago, which was time consuming as it's not a popular collectable. I know it's not very valuable but I still have a few questions as I'm new to the game.

    I was told this is a 12 guage single barrel, damascus barrel black powder shotgun. It appears to have a black finish on the barrel which is coming off. CS Shattuck is marked as well as "1813" on three places - no other marks to be seen.

    1. Should it try to clean it up/restore it?
    2. Is there somewhere that I can find the relevance of the 1813 stamp?
    3. The firing pin is broken off - shouldn't I at least have that fixed (although I'll never shoot it).
    4. The action opens by pulling the front trigger - was this ever common?

    This is the information I've painstakingly compiled:

    C.S. Shattuck Arms Co., Hatfield, Mass. (1878 to 1908)

    In 1875 C.S. Shattuck and Andrew Hyde started a pistol manufacturing business in Springfield, Mass. In February of 1877, Andrew Hyde and Major Charles S. Shattuck brought their Springfield pistol manufacturing business to Hatfield and went into a partnership with Mrs. Mary D. Porter in the Thomas Meekin sawmill on Prospect St., formerly Crescent Pistol Co. est. 1874 (Shattuck possibly also had, concurrently or otherwise a gun shop on Bridge St. in Hatfield, dates unknown). In 1878 Mrs. Porter withdrew her partnership and the business was continued by Hyde and Shattuck. In 1880 Shattuck bought out Hyde and continued the factory alone, turning out many revolvers. Soon after he began to make single-barreled breech-loading shotguns, and then few years later double-barreled shotguns. Large quantities of both were made, averaging for a time 15,000 guns per year.

    Gun shop image: http://www.zshare.net/image/18963571c0d4886e/

    The gun shop was burned in 1881 and was immediately rebuilt on the same site. The manufacture of guns was abandoned in 1909. In 1910 the only arms being turned out was a new four-shot pistol*, but for how long is unknown.

    Major Charles S. Shattuck served with the 6th Vermont Infantry in the Civil War and later lived on Main St. in Hatfield, Mass. He returned at least once to Vermont for a military reunion.

    Shattuck was best known for inexpensive handguns and single barrel shotguns. Their single barrels are valued from $35 to $150, double barrels $100-$400 depending on condition. The 8 bores may command more.

    * “A History of Hatfield, Massachusetts” Daniel White Wells, Reuben Field Wells 1910

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

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    you most likely have found out more about shattuck than most people. the only information i can add is shattuck used companies like j.p. lovell co. of boston as distributors. this shotgun appears in an 1887 j.p. lovell co. catalog under the model name "american trigger action".
    bill
  3. capinatl

    capinatl New Member

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    Wow, thanks. I'll try to check that out.
  4. Anchor Clanker

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    I'll add just a bit. The gun is as Bill Goforth said a Shattuck American Trigger Action Single and was made from 1880 to 1904. It came in 8, 10 and 12 gauges with 28, 30, 32,34, 36 and reaching out there 40 inch Twist barrels, The gun was made with and with out a forearm. You appear to have the with forearm model.
  5. gpegg@comcast.net

    gpegg@comcast.net New Member

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    I also have a 12 ga ring shotgun (the ring breaks open the barrell) like is the photos from CS Shattuck. It belonged to my grandfather, who purchased it when he was a boy. Best guess is the gun is about 100 years old. It doesn't fine any more due to the hammer being broke. That's really all I know about the gun. When I was much younger I used to hunt rabbits with it, however, the gun is not really made for today's shells.

    gpegg@comcast.net
  6. Chip

    Chip New Member

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    wow. I am looking for information on C.S. Shattuck guns. Tried to post on buy/sell but cannot until i post 15 times.
  7. Chip

    Chip New Member

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    I know WHERE these guns were made. Now I just need to SEE one (in person)
  8. Chip

    Chip New Member

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    wallhanger? cool
  9. Chip

    Chip New Member

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    pistol? sweet
  10. Chip

    Chip New Member

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    single barrel? preferred
  11. Chip

    Chip New Member

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    double barrel? OK
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