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Vintage Tichy double-barrel shotgun info?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by coachrick, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. coachrick

    coachrick TGT Addict

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    Howdy shotgunners...I'm a handgun guy who is dropping in to ask for a little info about a shotgun I've received. It's engraved/stamped with TICHY just in front of the trigger guard and there are other stamps/engravings that are partially legible, including one that reads "Pat'd June 1st 1880".

    I've gargled a bit but come up with mainly commercial links for online retailers and very little info about the Vichy brand of shotguns. Do we have a central Texas Vichy expert on TGT? Pardon my ignorance of the qualifications of those in the Shotgun forum...as I mentioned, I'm a handgun guy(so far).

    Thanks everso!
    CoachRick
     


  2. Andy

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    There are some interesting info and images here
     
  3. coachrick

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    Thanks for that link...some beautiful work there. Unfortunately, 'my' Tichy does not have any ornate engraving, but does have some similar markings for certain codes(I guess). I shall continue to research...
     
  4. Ricklovesbacon

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    Try McBride's those guys have a lot of knowledge on identifying firearms.

    Sent from the Bacon isle at your local grocery store.
     
  5. coachrick

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    Thanks original Rick...I reckon I could bring it to a Friday lunch gathering...in case yous guys have any ideas about it.
     
  6. coachrick

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    So, there is this metal 'chinking' bridging the space between the barrels...highly resilient as it springs back when I try to re-place it. It has peeled away along about 1/3 of the barrel length. Interesting design.
    I haven't found an 'anatomy' book that labels this gap-filling material. I'm sure it has a name that I will be embarrassed not to know. Anyone?
     
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