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 Post subject: Saxton Shotgun
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2002 8:39 pm 
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I am looking for information regarding a double barrel shotgun with the name Saxton on both sides of the stock.<br><br>The words "London Fine Twist" are engraved between the barrels.<br><br>According to my family, the shotgun was brought by a family member who traveled here from Germany. <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Saxton Shotgun
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2002 8:05 am 
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Hey Kent. I have a Saxton Double with rabbit ears, 12ga, and very old. I have had no luck at finding any info. Rwest@rfmd.com <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: twist
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2002 8:22 am 
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The TWIST bit could meanit has damascus barells.<br><br>How old is it? <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: twist
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2002 1:36 pm 
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FINALLY some progress, I found this on an Aussie site..<br>..Saxton, London,Sidelock, 12 gauge $A575 <p></p><i></i>

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 Post subject: Saxton Shotguns
PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2002 11:39 pm 
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I have discovered a little more information. It appears that Saxton was a Belgian brand. <br><br> <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Saxton Shotguns
PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2002 1:40 am 
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Then it would have belgian proofs? <p></p><i></i>

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 Post subject: Re: Saxton Shotguns
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2002 11:10 am 
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Check this out:<br>"493, SAXTON, BELGIUM, 12 ga, 30” twist brls, back-action hammer gun, locks work, metal has darkened patina, original butt revarnished, forend has repair and revarnish. Estimate................ $50-$100 "<br>(I know its the wrong gauze)<br>from <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://jacksonsauction.com/past_files/may_21th1.htm">jacksonsauction.com/past_..._21th1.htm</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> <p>Its not how well you shoot , <br>its how much noise your gun makes</p><i></i>

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 Post subject: Re: Saxton Shotguns
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2002 1:27 pm 
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So, there were two firms using the Saxton name? I can't see a Belgium made gun having "London Twist" nor an English gun using Belgian Proofs.. the Mystery deepens.<br><br>Unless of course the manufacturer moved from one country to the other for whatever reason.. <p></p><i></i>

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 Post subject: Re: Saxton Shotguns
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2002 3:07 pm 
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give more detail on the proof marks:<br><br>is there an el scroll?<br><br>a picture maybe??????? <p>Its not how well you shoot , <br>its how much noise your gun makes</p><i></i>

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 Post subject: re: Saxton shotguns
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2002 12:41 pm 
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I have looked for other markings with no luck. Any suggestions where to find proofs? <br><br>What is EL scrolls?<br><br>I will get a pic later <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: re: Saxton shotguns
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2002 3:47 pm 
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its just the liege proof house mark <p>Its not how well you shoot , <br>its how much noise your gun makes</p><i></i>

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 Post subject: saxton shotgun
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2003 5:01 pm 
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I too have been looking for info on my saxton double barrel gun. Mine has saxton and England Fine Twist stamped on it. It has a brass cap in the stock for the caps and the tamping rod appears to be hickory. I also have the powder horn. My gun was brought to North Dakota from Pennsylvania by my grandfather in the late 1800's. <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Saxton
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2003 5:08 pm 
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I also have what sounds like your gun. 30" double barrel<br>"Saxton, England" engraved on both sides. Rib between barrels says "England and Fine Laminated Steel". My grandfather called the barrel "Piano Wire Barrel Finish". Under the handgrip (removable) there is the # 350965.<br><br>Maybe this will help <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Saxton
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2003 4:44 pm 
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Many inexpensive Belgian shotguns are marked "London Fine Twist". It describes the manufacturing process used to make the damascus barrels. If your shotgun was made in either England or Belgium, it will have proof marks. Remove the barrels and look on the bottom and also on the table. <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: i have a saxton double barrel 12 guage bunny ears too
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2003 9:55 am 
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my step dad left mine to me a gun shop owner said its a hard ware store gun. any more info would be appreciated. they said the value would be no more than 100 dollars unless an antique collector would be interested. also we were told years back it dates to 1890-1910 any one else got info?.................. <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: i have a saxton double barrel 12 guage bunny ears too
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2003 11:09 am 
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Shotguns marked Saxton have been noted in reference books, but are as yet unlocated as to manufacture.<br><br>Can you describe the proofmarks?? Maybe we can atleast nail down where it was manufctured for sure. <p></p><i></i>

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 Post subject: Saxton 10 gauge
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2003 7:05 pm 
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I also have a Saxton 10 Gauge w// damascous twist. Looked hard and the most info I have seen yet is on this site. Still works. Well, at least my grandfather used to shoot it frequently untill both barrels shot simultaneously. Couldn't move his arm for a week...<br><br> Any one else know any more history on these guns? <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re:  Saxton Shotgun
PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2003 12:28 pm 
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I ALSO OWN A SAXTON DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. 12 GUAGE WITH 30" BARREL SAME DESCRIPTION AS OTHER POSTS. THE ONLY # ON BARRELS IS 13. THERE ARE 3 SETS OF BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS ON EACH BARREL. TOP MARK IS A CROWN ABOVE 2 CROSSED SPEARS WITH THE LETTERS B(>) C(^) P(<) INSIDE THE CROSSED PARTS OF THE SPEARS. (BIRM. PROOF POST 1813) MIDDLE PROOF IS A CROWN OVER THE LETTERS BP IN FANCY SCRIPT. (BIRM. PROOF PRE. 1925) LOWER PROOF IS A CROWN ABOVE 2 CROSSED SPEARS WITH THE LETTER V BELOW CROWN BETW. SPEARS. THIS MAY BE A DATE CODE BUT I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND IT YET. HOPE THIS HELPS.


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 Post subject: Re:  Saxton Shotgun
PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2003 6:41 pm 
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It's a definate help. Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re:  Saxton Shotgun
PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2004 6:43 pm 
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I also have a 12 gauge muzzle loading percussion fired shotgun with ''Saxton'' engraved on the side and ''London Fine Twist'' between the barrels. Could anyone give me an idea of how old this gun is, or any other info about it?

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