Factory engraved Model 1893 Burgess pump action shotgun. The Burgess Shotgun used a sliding pistol grip to empty the chamber and pump the cartridge into the chamber, rather than a sliding forearm. The company was later sold to Winchester in 1899, having produced less than 3000 shotguns, with an estimate of less than 10% being engraved.
This model, with serial number 123x is the take down version with a 30 inch plain barrel, showing a damascus pattern finish, with a single bead front sight, and a v-notch back sight, which is standard. Both sides of the action are engraved with scroll around floral patterns, with engraving to the bottom of the action, top of the action, and front sides of the action at the barrel and fore end. Action release button is to the left side of the action behind the fore end. Wood pistol grip with iron action slide, all to the stock. Checkered walnut fore end with factory line cut design to the stock. Butt plate has been removed, and a red recoil pad has been installed in the past, without any alterations to the stock. Barrel, action, and magazine tube are in the white, as is the engraved fore end cap. Stock and fore end show the original color, finish and wear. Action locks very tightly with the bore being in very good condition. A very rare and rarely seen factory engraved firearm in it’s original and un-touched condition.