If you’ve ever called “SHOTGUN!” getting into a car, this is where it all started.
The Coach Gun received its name “Shotgun” on the stagecoach runs of the Wild West when outlaws and Indians targeted lonely coaches on long and uncertain trails through the difficult and often hostile territory. The need for security and defense was set, and stagecoach companies quickly started the use of guards to ride alongside the driver carrying a weapon that allowed for some leeway in accuracy as they bounced along the bumpy trails. “Riding Shotgun” became known as a hard and sometimes fatal occupation.
Cut-down versions of the Stagecoach Shotgun were also popular among Marshals and Sheriffs throughout the frontier for their mobility and lenient accuracy at close quarters. Bandits and drunken gamblers thought twice about their actions when staring down the eyes of a double barrel shotgun.
The realistic weight, feel and action of this legendary Old West tool will transport you back to the Dakota Territory when your trusty shotgun was your last and best line of defense.
Overall Length: 35"