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John Day
Winant, Firearms Curiosa: John Day, Barnstaple, Devon, patent 4861, dated 1823,

 

Day's Patent under-hammer cane-gun, barrel length 28", caliber .60 percussion, no visible serial#. In 1823, John Day of Barnstaple, Devon, England, was granted a British patent for an under- hammer action cane gun. It is marked. DAY'S PATENT on the shaft behind the detachable barrel. The mechanism operates by pulling down on the hammer, which reveals the folding trigger. Day was famous for his cane guns with his design unchanged for many years. A is a simple and effective weapon, which was popular in England and on also the Continent. Day's Patent guns usually have plain wooden handles. The cane looks innocent enough at a distance, but when ready for use, the stock is taken from hiding and attached quickly became an efficient shotgun. It is in good working order and very good condition. The shipment is in an aluminum suitcase.     sold

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