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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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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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