KESSLER MFG. CO. INC. MODEL 228FR 16GA.

baydog

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Good morning everyone. While helping my wife's family clean out her parents attic we found and old Canvas made gun carrying case propped up in a corner. Everyone was not impressed with the old dusty bag and especially after they couldn't get the brass zipper to open. So being the only redneck country boy in the family I almost stroked out when they threw the old canvas gun case in the junk pile. A little bit of WD-40 on the zipper and a little bit of patients I got it open and of course everyone came a running to see the prize in the bag but because it wasn't a shiny new "anything" they still wanted to toss it, so now it's mine... I've researched the gun and it turns out to be a Kessler 16 gauge bolt action Model 228FR . I understand that they're worth a whopping $50 to $100 at the most for a fully functionable shotgun. The sad part is it could of been a old Browning Humpback and if it wasn't shiny and new they still would of tossed it, just the type of world they grew up in. I came from just the opposite type world. So although this isn't a high dollar gun find it's like a brand new toy to me. The point to my long dragged out story is it's missing the 2 or 3 round magazine box as many of these guns are missing and the magazine is probably going to cost me more than the value of the gun, Does anyone know where I could buy one of these magazine's at? Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and any help.

Scotty
 

baydog

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Try Numrich?
Www.gunpartscorp.com
Thanks. Yes but they don't show anything at all for the model I have, model 228FR 16ga. and it has a removable magazine. They do show some parts for the models 128FR, 30c and 50 Levermatic. I think I got a needle in the haystack situation.
Thanks,
Scotty
 
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