Shotgun manufactured by EMF Co. Inc.; in excellent condition. The shotgun has manual extractors. Cloudflare Ray ID: 5ecdc5364d9efd36 1878 Hartford Coach Gun Nickel Plated. Whitmore’s 1871 patent.
The 1878 has an American walnut stock, two 3″ chambers, 12 gauge cylinder bores, two side-by-side 20″ barrels and two triggers, one for each chamber, standard blue finish Truly and outstanding looking and shooting firearm. A double-hammer gun might not have been as glamorous as a shiny Colt Peacemaker. The 1878 Hartford Coach Gun has nicely polished and blued barrels, with the Hartford name in tall script on the rear of the right barrel, and a flat blue forged-steel receiver and lever; the only case colors are on the hammers. I also threw in a pair of 00 buckshot rounds to see how well they patterned at that range. These were available in 8-, 10- and 12-gauge models, with a full range of barrel lengths from 18 to 36 inches.
1878 Hartford Coach Gun. Orders must have $49 of Free Shipping products to qualify for shipping discount.
$1,150.00. In times of civil unrest, many lawmen considered the scattergun as the best town tamer and express companies especially realized the value of these smoothbores and armed their messengers with them. With that in mind, I tested the gun at a competition range of 16 yards. Back in the Old West, a scattergun in town would have been used at an even closer distances.
1878 Hartford SxS Shotgun (1878 Hartford Coach Gun). NOTE: Wood coloring may vary from gun to gun and from image shown here. If you are looking to buy guns or sell guns, you have come to the right place. Was the information on this page helpful. In Stock. The Hartford’s welded-steel barrels mount using a monoblock with two lugs that engage a frame-mounted horizontal wedge. That makes it just slightly larger than a 16-by-16-inch SASS target for shotguns.