I checked a few Paragons and the trigger guard decoration runs the gamut of designs. Some like shown above, others with initials, some with scroll, some with borders, some with birds or dogs. Since the Paragon grade was "made to order" one might expect all of these differences. I think the trigger guards were finished in a niter blue, if my terminology is correct. The Paragon was offered from 1894 through 1919 by Baker Gun and Forging Company and only just over 1000 were made in all of those 25 years. During that time, the execution and design would naturally change some. With production about on par with the Lefever crossbolt guns, the hunter or collector is quite lucky to find a good example.
Last edited by Daryl Hallquist; 11/29/22 09:22 AM.