But what the heck.
Have had a 16ga kessler boltgun for quite a few years, and when i saw the triggerguard on a Kessler airgun, i too knew it had to be from the same company, which i think is cool. Found this thread, Posted
The shotguns seemed to hold up better than the airguns, simple as can be but mine and others i've seen occasionally all look rather good considering their age. Mine works flawlessly , was my uncle Johns goose gun for many many years. Full choke.
The airguns from the silvercreek manufacturer all seem pretty rough, treated worse no doubt..but the finish seems to have peeled off too, like they were probably painted rather than blued. Receivers anyways. Seems most all of them still work however and while they might not shoot 750fps as advertised 12 century ago, its fairly amazing that they'll shoot at all. Shotgun or airgun, i think Kessler made a pretty good product and their stuff is now a fine example of Americana at its best. J