Tacitus' brother was closing up the old family homestead and found an old gun in the attic. An old gun.
He has a lot more pictures, with a more detailed view. He's looking for any ideas about what the rifle (shotgun?) might be and where it might have come from. Dad told me about our old family rifle, but Tacitus doesn't have this. Cool mystery.
UPDATE 9 June 2014 13:06: Link added. Oops.