20 gauge, 32" round barrel smooth bore, S/N 102. Marked on the left side of the barrel Patent Arms Mfg Co. Paterson N.J Colts Pt. Pin front sight, rear sight half-moon style with a groove in the center for sighting. All serial numbers match, on the barrel, frame, cylinder pin, wedge, and cylinder. Cylinder with three rolled panels of eagle and shield, Indians and deer. Select highly figured walnut stock. The only other Paterson with a similar stock is the 1839 Carbine Presentation presently in the collection Robert M. Lee.
The barrel still retains some original faint twist brown finish in protected areas. The barrel has fine sharp and crisp lines. Markings are clear and crisp. The cylinder has a fine untouched age patina, gray to light brown finish and clear cylinder scene. All markings are sharp and crisp. The frame still retains most of the original bright blue finish. Top and bottom tang still retain much of the original blue finish. The stock is very good and retains most of the original high gloss varnish finish. There is a barely noticeable tight grain crack on the bottom tang. One of the best Paterson shotguns and has the highly figured walnut stock. A Paterson shotgun from the collection of Robert M. Lee recently sold for $240,000 hammer price. We feel our Paterson erial 102 is comparable.