Good gun alert: a 12g Thomas Wild hammergun, almost new…

Thomas Wild 12 gauge Hammergun Double Barrel Shotgun
Thomas Wild 12 gauge Hammergun Double Barrel Shotgun

Happy 2013! As you nurse your hangover and make plans for 2013, here’s a nice shotgun to check out.

Thomas Wild was one of the old-guard Birmingham gunmakers. Founded in 1857, they made offered a wide range of firearms up until about 1937. One of their last catalogs featured best-quality sidelock ejectors for £60, entry level A&D boxlocks for £9, and hammerguns at £7. The hammergun you see here may have been one of the £7 models.

Even though it was a low-grade gun in its day, it was still very well made. And it is still in excellent condition today – something you rarely see in lower grade guns. With fluid steel barrels and a nice long stock and a price of $2750, it would make a great shotgun for anyone who wants the pluses of a hammergun without the minuses (tired old barrels, wood that has been refinished to death, etc).

Now I have to got take some more aspirin!

Thomas Wild 12 gauge Hammergun Double Barrel Shotgun
Thomas Wild 12 gauge Hammergun Double Barrel Shotgun
Thomas Wild 12 gauge Hammergun Double Barrel Shotgun
Thomas Wild 12 gauge Hammergun Double Barrel Shotgun
Thomas Wild 12 gauge Hammergun Double Barrel Shotgun
Thomas Wild 12 gauge Hammergun Double Barrel Shotgun
Thomas Wild 12 gauge Hammergun Double Barrel Shotgun
Thomas Wild 12 gauge Hammergun Double Barrel Shotgun
Thomas Wild 12 gauge Hammergun Double Barrel Shotgun
Thomas Wild 12 gauge Hammergun Double Barrel Shotgun
Thomas Wild 12 gauge Hammergun Double Barrel Shotgun
Thomas Wild 12 gauge Hammergun Double Barrel Shotgun
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