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 Post subject: Meriden special
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:36 pm 
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Hello all, I have recently been passed down a meriden SxS 12gage shotgun and was wondering what it is worth...it has on the sides MERIDEN SPECIAL. On top it says made by the meriden firearms Co. Meriden Ct. PAT'D July 9,1907.
It has rabbit ear hammers and on the bural after taking it apart it has the numbers 16690, this is also on the reciver and the forgrip. On the reciver it also says 81 T32. When it was passed down to me i was told the last time it was fired was in the 80's and to have a gunsmith load special loads for it if i wanted to fire it....the frount sight seems to be ivory, small white bead( turning yellowish from age) thanks for any information you guys can bestow!




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 Post subject: Re: Meriden special
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:21 pm 
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http://meridenfirearms.com/history.html


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 Post subject: Re: Meriden special
PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:02 am 
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and http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/17474742
It was made about 1908 and the T32 means 32" Twist barrels.

The gun should not be used, with any load, until it has been evaluated by a double gun specialist with the expertise and equipment (bore scope and wall thickness gauge) to do so.

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 Post subject: Re: Meriden special
PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:19 pm 
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I plan to take it to my gun smith to have him take a look at it, however i still do not plan to shoot it was just curious about its history and price,im assuming on the lower end of old guns. It looks to be in really good shape, it was keep in a wooden box with a glass frount to be put on the wall, it has a list of the people in my wifes family it was passed down to on the back. Ill try to post pictures of it when i get to my laptop.


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