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I have recently come into possession of a shotgun i am unfamiliar with

It is a Double Barrel with Two Triggers and 28" Fluid Steel Barrels

it is marked The DM Lefever Co on the side

the serial # is 2023 and it is marked on the underside of the barrel, on the watertable and on the underside of the forend.

it is also marked with a 1902 Patent

i haven't been able to find any other identifying marks

any and all information that you could give will be well appreciated
 

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Welcome to TFF.
You need to read the sticky about posting.
We need pictures to see what your gun looks like.
Mike
 

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Sorry about not having pictures I hope these help

edit- Also I believe it to be a 16ga, I don't have calipers to take an accurate measurement but I had a 12 and 20ga shell and neither fit
 

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Your gun is the lowest grade "cross bolt", the 0 Excelsior. It was made in Bowling Green, Ohio, probably in 1905. Serial numbers range from 1000 to about 2150, so yours is toward the end of the production.
 

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Terry is correct; but let me add that surviving examples of these DM Lefever box lock models are rare; and even thought this example has lots of issues with buggerd/missing screws, very little original remaining finishes, etc.; there would still be some amount of collector interest in a gun such as this.
 
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