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Rusty double barrel
« on: July 05, 2016, 01:37:03 PM »
This is the second gun that was left here Sunday. It is an American Gun Co. double 12 ga. Right now it is resting in the basement with Kroil being applied every little bit. So far, no movement of the barrels....


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Re: Rusty double barrel
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2016, 04:34:22 PM »
It was made by Crescent for H&D Folsom from 1892-1931

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Re: Rusty double barrel
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2016, 07:58:19 PM »
IIRC, Crescent made numerous guns that were branded by hardware stores, other gun companies, etc.
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Re: Rusty double barrel
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2016, 09:29:16 PM »
492 brand names I know of but they were owned by H&D Folsom.
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Re: Rusty double barrel
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2016, 08:32:58 PM »
I haven't paid a lot of attention to this gun as I have been occupied with other projects. But, the hammers are now free as are the triggers. Breech is still stuck.

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Re: Rusty double barrel
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2016, 08:34:40 PM »
That one would have been my priority.  :-*
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Re: Rusty double barrel
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2016, 12:00:24 PM »
As I said, I haven't paid much attention to this ol' gun lately as I am working on too many other things. But.....the breech/barrels are now operational. Still needing a good cleaning with oil and 0000 steel wool.

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Re: Rusty double barrel
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2016, 06:00:55 AM »
keep us informed on the progress. i am a DBL, SXS, fan both muzzle loaders and shell guns. i have them from 20 gauge to 8 bore,and shoot all of them.

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Re: Rusty double barrel
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2018, 08:46:28 AM »
keep em coming guys, LOL!!

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Re: Rusty double barrel
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2020, 12:05:26 PM »
have you tried to remove the forearm? that mite help in getting it broken down?

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Re: Rusty double barrel
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2020, 06:06:35 PM »
I haven't worked on that gun in over 3 years now; too many other irons in the fire. The forearm pops right off but the barrels are still stuck. I haven't checked to see if the locking lug is moving enough to release them. This will be a long time project as it needs a buttstock too, along with the metal refinishing/cleaning. I do love bringing neglected guns back to life though!

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Re: Rusty double barrel
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2020, 06:31:03 PM »
If you're in no hurry soak the breech in a bucket of kerosene for a month or three. It worked on a 92 Winchester that had been buried for God knows how long. It will leach through the seam in a metal bucket and once it does it will never hold kerosene again without leaking but it will hold gas without leaking.
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Re: Rusty double barrel
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2020, 08:06:55 AM »
also, i have used a plastic hammer and tapped on it a bit every few days.. helped me with many of my projects
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Re: Rusty double barrel
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2020, 08:53:52 AM »
Yeah, I have plastic, rubber, rawhide, wooden, and lead hammers! Just depends on how much frustration I need to get rid of. L@J

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Re: Rusty double barrel
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2020, 01:27:38 PM »
you could just send it to me... I will love it for you!!!!
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