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Davenport, W.H.

Name Street Town State From To
Davenport, W.H.   Providence Rode Island 1880 1883
Davenport, W.H.   Norwich Connecticut 1890 1900


Patent Date Remarks
243,223 June 21, 1881 Breach-Loading Fire-Arm
Patent drawing
Specification
Specification 2nd page


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Product
Or W. H. Davenport Fire Arms Co. They made shotguns and rifles

Taken from their 1900 catalog

" in 1894 we introduced, the first automatic shell ejecting device ever used on single breech loading shot guns"

Elita Gun

Barrels up to 36" available as option. The Elita's were sold for $18 in 1900.

12 gauge, single shot shotgun, automatic ejector, available with 30" or 32" barrel

16 gauge, single shot shotgun, automatic ejector, available with 28" or 30" barrel

20 gauge, single shot shotgun, automatic ejector, available with 26" or 28" barrel

The Davenport Gose Gun

Locks and frames are case hardened, black walnut stock, checkered pistol grip, London laminated twist barrels, introduced in 1897

8 gauge, single shot shotgun, automatic ejector, available with 36" barrel, price in 1900 $20

10 gauge, single shot shotgun, automatic ejector, available with 36" barrel, price in 1900 $18

Acme Gun

Frame is case hardened, black walnut stock, plain pistol grip, decarbonized rolled steel barrels, up to 36" barrels as option, introduced in 1897

12 gauge, single shot shotgun, automatic ejector, available with 30" or 32" barrel

the 12 gauge was also available with London laminated twist barrels

16 gauge, single shot shotgun, automatic ejector, available with 30" barrel

20 gauge, single shot shotgun, automatic ejector, available with 28" barrel

Model 1891 Rifle

no description available

Brownie Rifle

Replaced the Model 1891 rifle no longer available in 1899, case-hardened frame, black walnut stock

standard long and short rim fire, single shot rifle with loading lever, automatic ejector, 22" or 24" round blue stell barrels, sold for $8 in 1900

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Thanks to Jim who sent me pictures of his 12 gauge single action shotun, with 32" barrel, marked W. H. DAVENPORT FIREARMS NORWICH CONN. USA.

I would appreciate if someone could explain the marking YE COLONIAL or give additional information. Jim an me did not manage to clarify that. Go to
http://www.american-firearms.com/
and click on mail to me.
Thanks a lot, Rudi
marking on top (sorry, pic is not clear)
additional marking YE COLONIAL on left side
shotgun in loading position
left side