While we have come so far with modern manufacturing, it would seem that we have lost many of the old skills. Rock Island Auction company is soon to offer two two Le Page shotguns that showcase the true art of gun-making from the 1800’s. There are precious few people left who can craft such remarkable weapons.
Just gawk at them with me. The level of craftsmanship is truly astounding.
Note: Additional High-Res photos are available on the auction listing. Click on the links for each gun below:
Extraordinary Documented Cased Exhibition Quality Le Page Double Barrel Percussion Shotgun with Relief Chiseled Embellishment Elaborately Carved Ebony Stock Presented By the President of France to the President of Mexico and Once Part of the Harolds Club Museum of the Old West Collection
Estimated from $275,000 to $425,000
Estimated from $85,000 to $130,000