Posted 6 years ago
This old bb gun was in my family ever since I was born. We lived on Park Ave. in Newport Ky. in a small 4 room cottage and it sat in the closet for years until we moved. I am now 46 years old and have this old bb gun. The four room cottage we grew up in was actually a guest house owned by George Wiedemann who owned George Wiedemann Brewing Co. in Newport Ky. A man by the name of Mr. Frankie who was a chouffer for Mr. Wiedemann was given the house and he had it moved down from the Wiedemann mansion on Park Ave., and it is now known as Mansion Hill. My parents bought the house from him for 6500 dollars and the bb gun was left in the closet by Mr. Frankie. It appears to need re-nickled but seems to function well with a good wood stock, and I plan on having it professionally restored for the re-nickle and what not as I am concerned about further rust damage, and don't know if re-nickle of the barrel and metal parts will hurt the value. Maybe someone give give me there opinion of the gun and possible value and restoration comments. Value before restoration and after. The patented dates are: Sept, 27-1892,,Jan,28-1896,,April 7, 1898,,April 11, 1902,,Oct, 27, 1903, Jan 29, 1907....The Markham Air Rifle Co. Plymouth Mich. U.S.A...