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Ex Tax: $16,950.00
Product Code: Burgess 12ga sn3340


General Specs: Burgess, Year 1897, 12 Gauge, 6lbs 11oz, Chokes Cylinder, LOP 13 7/8" Serial Number: 3340 The end of the 19th Century was an amazing time.  The country was becoming industrialized, New York City became ...

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General Specs: Burgess, Year 1897, 12 Gauge, 6lbs 11oz, Chokes Cylinder, LOP 13 7/8"
Serial Number: 3340

The end of the 19th Century was an amazing time.  The country was becoming industrialized, New York City became electrified in 1895, and in 1893 the prolific inventor Andrew Burgess started the Burgess Gun Co. in Buffalo New York to produce his patented and unique pump-action shotgun.  ANY Burgess pump shotgun is a rare find, but very few were made as the Folding Model.  Designed to fold at the junction of the receiver and breech and fit into a belt worn holster, this shotgun could easily be concealed under one’s coat and comfortably carried.  Popular with law enforcement, Wells Fargo delivery personnel, prison guards, and travelers alike, the shotgun held 6 rounds of 12-gauge shells and could be deployed with a flip of the wrist ready to use in less than 2 seconds!  An enthusiastic Burgess salesman made a visit to the New York City Police Board and met with then President of the organization Theodore Roosevelt with a Burgess Folding Shotgun hidden in its holster under his jacket.  Once inside Roosevelt’s office, he drew the gun, flicked it to battery, and fired 6 blank rounds toward the ceiling, shocking all involved.  Roosevelt was so impressed he order 100 guns for the prison systems on the spot.  Apparently a true story!  This gun, sn3340 was built about 1897 based upon its serial number.  Burgess was only producing these guns from 1888-1899, when Winchester bought the company out and moth-balled its competitor.  This antique can be shipped to any address in the U.S.A. without an FFL requirement.  THE GUN IS IN SUPERB, FACTORY ORIGINAL CONDITION, UNALTERED IN ANYWAY, with 97% barrel blue, 94% blue on the action and wrist metal parts, excellent bore, and most all of the original factory finish on the buttstock and forend.  The checkering is original and still sharp and distinct.  This is a rare and unique firearm that would be a fine addition to any vintage American gun collector’s display and comes with the belt holster used to carry the gun on your hip.  Fully functional and choked cylinder (.002), what a crowd that would gather at your local skeet club!  The condition, rarity, uniqueness, and desirability make this a valuable investment grade firearm.  The prices have increased each time one of these guns have been sold.  Only 3-4 have surfaced for sale in the last 15 years, with the last one selling at Rock Island Auction in 2015 for $20,700 and it was not in as good of condition as this one is.  We have priced this gun so that the new owner will have instant equity in his/her investment.  Review the photos and you will see a relic of the past, over 125 years old, in remarkable, factory original condition.  Don’t miss this opportunity!  Thanks for looking!


Barrel Length:  19 1/2"
Chokes:  0.002 Cyl
Bores:  excellent
Bore Diameter:  0.724
Wall Thickness:  0.06
% Blue:  97% factory
Chambers:  2 5/8"  
Sights:  Front blade, Right Rear V notch 


Action:  pump
Ejectors or Extractors:  Extractors
Case Color:  receiver 90% factory blue
Screws:  good
Engraving:  excellent
Trigger Type:  single- crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  90% factory


Type:  "S" shaped pistol grip/pump forend
LOP:  13 7/8"
LOP To End Of Wood:  13 1/2"
Checkering Condition:  excellent
Butt Treatment:  Burgess


There are more photos upon request. There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details, or to purchase #616-292-6240. If you have any questions please call or email us, at jay@vfiguns.com or sales@vfiguns.com. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc

Payment and Shipping

Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price reflects 3% cash discount. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher.)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: Collected in AR, IL, KS, MI, PA, TN
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $265.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees! (**NOTE that most all of this is INSURANCE.  If you have your own, we could arrange your insurance covering it.)
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: NO, ANTIQUE


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We employ full time gunsmiths on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs "tweaked", let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns "as found" and others want them "just so". We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.