Columbian Model-1900  

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Garvin2
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19th December 2017 11:44  

Columbian Model-1900.

 

With thanks to Beth of Amoskeag Auctions, Inc. for permission to post these pics.

The original auction blurb said: "This was the premier air gun to own at the turn of the century, being more expensive than Daisy and other competitors. The gun features cast metal receiver and fore end. The area above the trigger is embossed with floral designs on the left and an elks head on the right. The foreend shows foxes, dogs, deer, squirrel and rabbit. The model date "1900" is cast into the left side panel behind the trigger. There is a Winchester type cocking lever that retains 80% original paint, fixed sights with the rear sight missing and a brass barrel shroud that is cracked next to the forend. Metal surfaces retain a pleasing brown patina with traces of the original black paint showing in protected areas. The butt stock is very nice hardwood with a curved steel butt plate. The stock rates very good with a few small "with the grain" cracks. The barrel shroud has a nice unpolished straw color. Only about 200 of these air rifles are known to exist."

 

 

Another Columbian was sold by Amoskeag. The original auction blurb was "This was the elite air gun at the turn of the century, being heavier, better looking and more expensive than Daisy and other competitors. The gun features cast metal receiver and forend. The area above the trigger is embossed with floral designs on the left and an elks head on the right. The forend shows foxes, dogs, deer, squirrel and rabbit. The model date "1900" is cast into the left side panel behind the trigger. There is a Winchester type cocking lever, fixed sights and a brass barrel shroud. Metal surfaces retain a pleasing brown patina with small amounts of the original black paint showing in protected areas. The butt stock is very nice bird's eye maple with a curved steel butt plate. The stock rates very good with a few small "with the grain" cracks. The barrel shroud has a nice unpolished straw color. Only about 200 of these air rifles are known to exist.


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