I'm hoping some of you Blackpowder guys can help me determine the age of my Hatfield. No serial numbers on the rifle. On the side of the tang where it screws down to stock is the marking HRW I'm assuming that stands for Hatfield Rifle Works. It's also has 13/16, I'm assuming that's barrel diameter. It also has a 50 stamped by touch hole. Caliper I bet. Stock is extremely light weight, maybe maple? If you guys could give me any insight into it's age. I would greatly appreciate it. I know it's an original as there are no Italian markings from Petersoli on it.
Thank you for you input.
I see said the Blind Carpenter to his Deaf Helper as he picked up his Hammer and Saw!
I have a hatfield also , but mine has a 15/16" barrel .50 cal. I took two does with it this yr. Mine was made around 1987, has seen several thousand ( yes thousand ) rounds thru it . Shoots like a dream. won lots of woods walk shoots with it.