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If you’ve ever called “SHOTGUN!” getting into a car, this is where it all started. The Coach Gun received its moniker on the stagecoach runs of the Wild West, when outlaws and Indians targeted lonely coaches on long and uncertain trails through difficult and often hostile territory. The need for effective security and defense was clearly established, and stagecoach companies quickly implemented the use of guards to ride along side the driver carrying a weapon that allowed for some leeway in accuracy as they bounced along the bumpy trails. “Riding Shotgun” became known as a hard and sometimes fatal occupation.
Cut-down versions (also available) of the Stagecoach Shotgun were also popular among Marshals and Sheriffs throughout the frontier for their mobility and lenient accuracy at close quarters. Bandits and drunken gamblers thought twice about their actions when staring down the eyes of a double barrel shotgun.
The real feel and weight is there in this well done, non-firing replica. The time worn appearance mimics the percussion cap action of the original 1881 design. Features a stained hardwood stock and the working parts from solid metal with a black finish. Very nice details with working percussion cap type hammers, double triggers, twin barrels, opening lever and “break” opening action. A great way to add to your or a friend’s wild west collection.
Ships separately. Cannot be shipped to CA, CT, KS, MA, MD, MN, NJ, NY, PA, RI, WI, Puerto Rico or Canada.