G295 Huge19th century James Haslett Shotgun, made circa 1803-1833 in Baltimore, Maryland. Haslett was born in 1773 in Ireland and apprenticed in the gunmaking business in Europe prior to moving to America in 1798 and settling in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He started out working in Robert McCormick’s arms factory before moving to Baltimore in June of 1803 and opened his own business. During the War of 1812 he was instrumental not making, but in purchasing, weapons for the state while serving as a major of the 11th Brigade, Maryland Militia. In later years he retired to his estate at Drum Point, Calvert County, where he died on August 15, 1833.
The stock has a wonderful metal repair done in the 19th century