Please read the Additional Terms of Sale and Item Characteristics for important listing details. You must contact your FFL transfer dealer and have them send a copy of their license with your name, username, the item and order numbers to the seller.
Need more information? Need to email the seller? Ask Seller a Question.
|General Specs: Burgess, Year 1897, 12 Gauge, 6lbs 11oz, Chokes Cylinder, LOP 13 7/8″
Serial Number: 3340
The end of the 19th Century was an amazing time. The country was becoming industrialized, New York City became electrified in 1895, and in 1893 the prolific inventor Andrew Burgess started the Burgess Gun Co. in Buffalo New York to produce his patented and unique pump-action shotgun. ANY Burgess pump shotgun is a rare find, but very few were made as the Folding Model. Designed to fold at the junction of the receiver and breech and fit into a belt worn holster, this shotgun could easily be concealed under one’s coat and comfortably carried. Popular with law enforcement, Wells Fargo delivery personnel, prison guards, and travelers alike, the shotgun held 6 rounds of 12-gauge shells and could be deployed with a flip of the wrist ready to use in less than 2 seconds! An enthusiastic Burgess salesman made a visit to the New York City Police Board and met with then President of the organization Theodore Roosevelt with a Burgess Folding Shotgun hidden in its holster under his jacket.