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Thomas Horton of Glasgow Hammer Gun

12 gauge, bar-action hammer, side-by-side shotgun

Specification

This is a very old hammer gun by Thomas Horton of Glasgow. The gun has a figured stock with a steel butt plate. We would suggest this is a conversion of a Thomas Horton percussion gun, hence the lack of choke and re-use of the non-rebounding locks to a breach-loading configuration.

  • Price: £1750
  • Action: Bar-Action non-rebounding hammer, Jones rotary underlever, snap fore-end.
  • Gauge: 12
  • Barrels: Damascus
  • Barrel Length: 27in
  • Rib: 3/8in matted
  • Chambers: 2 1/2in
  • Proof: Birmingham Nitro Proof at .729 in 1990 
  • Bores:  .18.8 (R) &  18.8 (L)
  • Walls: .028 (R) & .028 (L)
  • Chokes :  IMP CYL (R) & IMP CYL (L)
  • Ejectors: None
  • Stock dimensions: 14 1/4in to centre 
  • Cast Off: 3/8in
  • Weight: 6lb 8oz
  • Location: Dunkeld

Thomas Horton of Glasgow

Thomas Horton was actually a Birmingham gunmaker but part of the same Horton family that migrated to Glasgow which became the well known William Horton firm. 

William Horton closed in 1924, the stock being sold to Alex Martin to pay the dowries of Oliver Horton's two daughters. In 2012, Steve Horton, a direct descendant of William Horton, re-established the family business under the name W. Horton & Son (Gunmakers) Ltd. in Birmingham.