Burgess Folding Shotgun

tennmiketennmike Senior MemberPosts: 25,727 Senior Member
Saw this shotgun on Sheriff Jim Wilson's Facebook page with mention of the NRA Museum, and found a Youtube video of the shotgun. Thought y'all might get a kick out of an old and very unique shotgun action.



Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.


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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,829 Senior Member
    That...in .45-70 would be..................EPIC!
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 3,634 Senior Member
    That is a really neat gun !
    I wonder what that will bring at auction .
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,657 Senior Member
    Old Ron said:
    That is a really neat gun !
    I wonder what that will bring at auction .
    $20,700 according to the youtube page of that video
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 3,231 Senior Member
    edited February 27 #5
    IIRC Pat Garret had one on the wagon seat when he was assassinated well he was 10-20 at the roadside.

    I always wondered what they looked like.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 25,727 Senior Member
    IIRC Pat Garret had one on the wagon seat when he was assassinated well he was 10-20 at the roadside.

    I always wondered what they looked like.


    Yep. That's the shotgun Pat Garret was carrying when he was killed.
    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.


  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 10,039 Senior Member
    A nice and interesting shotgun.
    Not too many problems you can't fix
    With a 1911 and a 30-06
  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 3,634 Senior Member
    knitepoet said:
    Old Ron said:
    That is a really neat gun !
    I wonder what that will bring at auction .
    $20,700 according to the youtube page of that video
    Wow I would only have been $ 20,000 short to buy that .
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 25,727 Senior Member
    Old Ron said:
    knitepoet said:
    Old Ron said:
    That is a really neat gun !
    I wonder what that will bring at auction .
    $20,700 according to the youtube page of that video
    Wow I would only have been $ 20,000 short to buy that .
    I would go $2,000 and not a penny more. That would be a nice one for some company to start making again, like the Chinese did with the 1897 Winchester pump shotgun.
    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.


  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,657 Senior Member
    I will say, that's one neat old shotgun
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 1,773 Senior Member
    https://www.shootmidland.com/collections/shotguns/products/midland-backpack-20-gauge-22-barrel

    Saw 1 of these at my lgs. He had 1 in 20 ga and 410.  I did not check the price. The 20 uses Benelli choke tubes. 
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,657 Senior Member
    RugerFan said:
    https://www.shootmidland.com/collections/shotguns/products/midland-backpack-20-gauge-22-barrel

    Saw 1 of these at my lgs. He had 1 in 20 ga and 410.  I did not check the price. The 20 uses Benelli choke tubes. 
    Big difference between that, and the folding, 6 shot, pump in the OP
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


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