Forgotten Weapons Finds a Forgotten O/U Shotgun

    Ian over at Forgotten Weapons put up a new video covering a unique O/U shotgun. He isn’t sure what it is specifically beyond knowing that it was made in Paris by Lefaucheux. Lefaucheux was Casimir Lefaucheux, a French gunsmith who spent his relatively short life (by today’s standards, anyway) finding ways to improve on the era’s firearms. He got his first patent in 1827 but perhaps his greatest design came in 1836 with a self-contained cartridge that was an important early step towards breech-loading firearms.

    Take a look and see what you think.


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