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Haviland & Gunn Improved 1880 Model

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Haviland & Gunn Improved 1880 Model - Variant.

Courtesy of Leonardj. 

This is a rather unusual variant to the Improved 1880 Model, in that it has a manually operated extractor for the rimfire casings, rather than the usual spring loaded extractor.
It has a very interesting inlay in the LHS of the stock, which I cannot determine if it is factory, or a very well executed user modification.
The buttplate, as can be seen in the pictures, is missing. I suppose that it is overly optimistic on my part in hoping to find the correct buttplate someday, but patience has brought rewards in the past, so I continue to search.


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Haviland & Gunn Improved 1880 Model - airgun-only barrel.

 

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

The original auction blurb said: "serial #1, (marked on rear of barrel) .22 cal., 18 1/2" smoothbore airgun only, barrel with a very good bore. The metal surfaces retain an overall gray brown patina with some scattered spots of light oxidation. The walnut stock rates good to very good with a couple of thin hairline cracks at the chamber along with other light handling marks. There is no patchbox in stock and stock is numbered "170". The brass buttplate retains a nicely mellowed ochre finish. A neat little rifle with rare “airgun only” barrel which was the predecessor to the Quackenbush No. 5 rifle."


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14th December 2017 20:37  

Haviland & Gunn Improved 1880 Model - Engraved.

 

With thanks to Bruce for these pics. He points out that very few American made airguns at the time were engraved.

 


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Haviland & Gunn Improved 1880 Model - combination rifle.

 

The information below is taken from the catalogue advertising the auction of the Myron Kasok airgun collection, sold by the Rock Island Auction Company December 13-15, 2003. Pic is copyright Rock Island Auction Co.


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Haviland & Gunn Improved 1880 Model - with shooting gallery stamp.

 

With thanks to Sean Campbell, imaging manager of the Buffalo Bill Centre of the West in Cody, Wyoming, for permission to post these pics of a gun held in the Cody Firearms Museum. The blurb accompanying this gun follows.

Accession Number: 1993.8.52

Date : 1876-1880

Dimensions: L: 34.75 in, Barrel length: 18.5 in, H: 7.5 in

Credit Line: Gift of Thomas K. Hutchinson

Remarks: Has small patch box on underside of stock, which contains 3 darts.

Inscription: top of receiver: Haviland & Gunn/ Ilion. N.Y. Pat. Apr. 18. 1871 [left side of stock] From/ "Hen" Scheetz's Shooting Gallery/ Fayette City Pa./ 1880 [under barrel latch] 52

Synopsis: firearm- airgun- Haviland & Gunn; Ilion, N.Y.- wood- brass- steel- top of receiver: Haviland & Gunn/ Ilion. N.Y. Pat. Apr. 18. 1871 [left side of stock] From/ "Hen" Scheetz's Shooting Gallery/ Fayette City Pa./ 1880 [under barrel latch] 52- .22- 52- Has small patch box on underside of stock, which contains 3 darts.


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18th January 2020 21:55  

Haviland & Gunn Improved 1880 Model

There's some doubt over whether this is an 1871-pattern  rifle, but it seems to look more like the 1880 patent improved model..

 

With thanks to Sean Campbell, imaging manager of the Buffalo Bill Centre of the West in Cody, Wyoming, for permission to post these pics of a gun held in the Cody Firearms Museum. The blurb accompanying this gun follows.

Accession Number: 1993.8.27

Date : 1876-1885

Credit Line: Gift of Thomas K. Hutchinson

Inscription: top of receiver: Haviland & Gunn/ Ilion, N.Y. (obscured) 1871

Synopsis: firearm- rifle- airgun- Haviland & Gunn; Ilion, N.Y.- wood- brass- steel- top of receiver: Haviland & Gunn/ Ilion, N.Y. (obscured) 1871- 5- .22

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