Case-hardened locks, wedges, tang and trigger plate
American walnut stock
In the early stages of the Civil War many enlistees came to serve with their own primary hunting firearms, and in the South such guns were often double-barrel shotguns. Though largely ineffective in infantry battles due to limited range, shotguns were devastating and effective weapons when used by cavalry soldiers, skirmishers and behind-the-lines raiders. Double-barrel shotguns also offered versatility by allowing the use of buckshot, round balls, buck-and-ball loads or a mix of such loads between the two barrels. Barrels were often shortened by stagecoach security guards, giving birth to terms such as "riding shotgun" and "coach gun." Cabela’s offers this functional replica of a Civil War-era short-barreled percussion shotgun in 20 gauge with a single trigger that fires the left barrel first, and then the right. Both locks, the tang and trigger plate are case-hardened. The 11-1/4" barrels, buttplate, trigger guard and wedge sport a blued finish. The stock is American walnut with a ramrod and ramrod slot. Overall length: 27-1/2".