Thursday, March 10, 2011

Help me identify these guns.

When my grandfather passed away, we inherited these guns. At the time, neither my Dad, my brother, or I had interest in them. We ended up giving them to a cousin. Can anyone help identify them? Click the picture for a larger view. I'll e-mail my cousin to verify, but I thought it would be fun to see if someone could tell me what they were.


  1. two shotguns, a .22, and a 30/30 - did I win? :-)

  2. @Anonymous: I was hoping for something a little more specific than that, but I guess you get what you pay for... I think you are right about the shotguns and .22, but I think the lever-action is a smaller caliber than .30-30.

  3. "you get what you pay for"...true on many levels.

    Let me send this to a guru who can probably identify all of these (and the plants where they were made). I may get an answer for you yet. The semi-auto shotgun looks like some I have seen made for the Sears and Robuck Co. once upon a time but I couldn't swear to it.

  4. OK Brick - my guru was faster than I thought...

    "Bottom rifle is an older Browning semi-auto .22, I'm guessing late 1950's early 1960's. The shotgun above that could be a Remington 1100, I'm guessing early 1980's. The upper shotgun side by side could be a LeFever, Fox, LC Smith or any number of older side by sides. I do not have a guess for the lever action, I don't reconize the bright lever action lever. Most hunting grade lever action levers, were blued...As you are aware, there are (were) thousands of manufactures over the last 120 years or so."

    That gets you closer at least. Have a good day.

  5. I agree with anon. the stock load .22 is a browning from pre '63.
    The next one up is a BB gun (sure of it!)
    Third from bottom is remington 1100.
    The pig-in-a-poke is the double barrel?!? anybody's guess? -tjoat

  6. I can confirm that the lever-action is a BB gun. I know I played with it some and think I shot the .22 once with Pop.