The Shattuck single shotgun has been before the public for more than twenty years and still retains its high standard of excellence. It has the re-enforced breech, "Pieper's System," the barrel passing through a sleeve on which is the lug for locking barrel with frame, the whole being one solid piece of metal, thereby doing away with all brazing or soldering. The bolt or catch that engages with the lug on the barrel, consists of but one piece, making it a very simple and strong fastening. In unlocking and opening the gun it simultaneously unlocks the barrel from the frame and throws the hammer back so the trigger enters the safety or half-cock notch. Many prefer this to the rebounding lock, as the same result is obtained by a positive motion instead of a spring for throwing the hammer back to the safety notch. It is made in four sizes, 8, 10, 12 and 16 gauge, and is recommended when close, hard shooting is required.
A recent model is provided with a rebounding hammer. A simple device is provided for throwing the hammer into the safety notch after discharging the gun. This device is operated by the trigger, thereby doing away with a rebounding spring used in most guns, to perform this operation; without this spring it allows full force of the main spring to strike the firing pin, which removes in a great measure the danger of the gun missing fire. The gun is symmetrical in appearance and is the only single top lever gun having a double bolt, which is considered so essential in modern gun-making. The hammer being in the center is in direct line with firing, again lessening the chances for missing fire.
Mr. Shattuck has recently placed upon the market a very excellent double, hammerless gun, embracing many new and valuable features. The workmanship is clean and thorough and sportsmen highly praise its many good points.
Farrow, Edward S. American Small Arms; a Veritable Encyclopedia of Knowledge for Sportsmen and Military Men. New York: Bradford, 1904. Print.
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