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Liddle & Kaeding San Francisco Side Lever Double Barreled 12 Gauge Shotgun

The gun has fine Damascus twist barrels, and engraved locks and action, with the name Liddle & Kaeding appearing on both locks and on the barrel where it is engraved, “Liddle & Kaeding, San Francisco.” The lever for opening the breech is on the right hand side, just below the hammer, although it connects to a latch at the bottom of the action. The stock is straight and very fine, checkered at the wrist and on the forend, and there is handsome engraving on the action. It has an oval escutcheon on the underside of the butt. Robert Liddle established his gunmaking business in San Francisco in 1859. He was joined by Charles Kaeding in 1866. They continued in business from 1866 to 1889, when Kaeding sold out his part of the business to Liddle. They were the largest gunmaker in San Francisco during those years. Dimensions: 42.5 inches long overall, with 27.75 inch barrels. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $65.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.  

 

Condition:

Excellent overall condition. The Damascus pattern is very strong and fine. The engraving is very fine. The stock has a handsome straight grain. The action is crisp, and quite tight.Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under terms and conditions. Please note we do not accept credit cards. 

 

Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,210
01/14/2021

 

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Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms and Conditions. Methods of payment are cash, check, money orders, or wire transfer for foreign payments. Please note we do not accept credit cards. This auction has a buyer's premium of 21%.