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    JM Brown Percussion Shotgun

    From what I can tell the only reason to remove the pin is to replace the wedge. The wedge slides in and out very easily and that pin combined with the closed end of the wedge (see the pics) prevents excessive travel of the wedge to prevent you from removing it - I guess so that you don't lose...
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    JM Brown Percussion Shotgun

    I should preface this with the fact that I am a newbie to muzzleloading firearms so I had presumed that the "wedge" is the device in the fore-end that holds the barrels to the fore-end. If not - please educate me...
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    JM Brown Percussion Shotgun

    I sure did get it apart and the wedge has a pin just as you suggest. Thanks for thinking of me - this is my first black powder gun so I need all the advice i can find.
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    JM Brown Percussion Shotgun

    I appreciate the feedback - the hammers and trigger mechanisms all work, but the cap nipples are definitely deteriorated. This will be a fine firearm in my collection and will get displayed; not hidden in a safe. I'll keep searching out the history of JM Brown in or about London. When I learn...
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    JM Brown Percussion Shotgun

    Amazing wealth of info here - thank you!
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    JM Brown Percussion Shotgun

    Anyone know what the H&S 13 signifies? Is 13 the gauge? I also find no reference to the star below the Definitive Proof Mark, I appreciate everyone's replies - this has been a great experience getting to know this piece. My wife's family have zero knowledge regarding this gun and how grand...
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    JM Brown Percussion Shotgun

    Well that last piece of advice did it - barrels came off with a bit of soft persuasion. And I found the proof marks.
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    JM Brown Percussion Shotgun

    Zonie - thanks for the great advice.. I have screwdrivers that are thin enough to fit in the slot but they are not wide enough to apply a twisting force to the screw without fear of damaging the screws. I need to locate a screwdriver that has a thin and wide blade. I see three smaller screws...
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    JM Brown Percussion Shotgun

    The forend covers the base of the breech and it's also part of the stock - I got to to say that I'm a bit nervous removing these old screws that look to have never been touched since new. I'll give it a try but if there is much resistance then I'll have a gunsmith do this. So a few comments...
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    JM Brown Percussion Shotgun

    Thanks for the reply! I don't see any marks on the barrels - tops, bottoms or sides. I'll keep searching for info on the gun.. Thanks again!
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    JM Brown Percussion Shotgun

    Thanks for the reply! Definitely going to clean and oil it and I did not see any proof marks on the under side of the barrels.
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    JM Brown Percussion Shotgun

    Firearm safety 101! I placed a fiberglass rod down the barrel and compared that to the same measurement outside the barrel - both go all the way back to the end of each barrel.
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    JM Brown Percussion Shotgun

    Hello! New member here - my father in-law passed on and since I have a variety of firearms the family handed me his JM Brown Percussion Shotgun. It's been in the family for three generations as far as they know but the family knows little of it's history and I am not finding much online about...
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