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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe in PNG View Post
    Survivorship bias is a thing?
    Plus, the 1890s was the transition to smokeless powder. Most of the previous consumer grade shotguns were dangerous with smokeless shells, and there wasn't much nostalgia value to an unshootable old break action single or double.
    I do believe you've covered it.

    Look here at the 1900 Sears, Roebuck & Co Catalog:

    https://archive.org/details/catalogu...e/280/mode/2up

    I counted 16 pages of shotguns and 6 pages of rifles. A lot of the shotguns listed were still Damascus steel barrels ( "special laminated steel" in Sears marketing-ese) , totally unsuitable for smokeless loads, even then.
    The vast majority would have been sidelined or destroyed by the 1930s.
    The Remington, Winchester, and LC Smith S X S guns listed in this 1900 catalog are likely still safe with modern lighter lead or antimony loads. The Winchester 1897 and Marlin pump models listed certainly are.
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    Ill take the Winchester 1892 Takedown for $16.00 please. One in each caliber.

    Make that two. Thank you.

    I wonder if they take AMEX?
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