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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-11-2013, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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Identifying an American Classic Hammer Gun

Gentlemen,
Recently I came into possession of a 1900 American classic 20 Gauge Hammer Gun, that I had been looking for, for some time. I am planning on having the Walnut stocks refinished to perfection. The gun has 28" BBls, DT, original ID Butt Plate, and weighs only 5.6 Lbs. SN 843

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Re: Identifying an American Classic Hammer Gun

That would be a Herrington & Richards.

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Re: Identifying an American Classic Hammer Gun

I vote for H & R as well. Not sure, your pics are a good disguise, but that square underbelly points me in that direction. If so, its early production, second year I think.

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Re: Identifying an American Classic Hammer Gun

Gentlemen,
Very good Pappy, the gun is a 20 Gauge H&R. You Gentlemen know your shotguns, there were very few of these 20 Guage H&R Double Hammer Guns produced, in fact most people have never even seen one. Produced between 1871-1910, with SN #843, it is a very early H&R Double Hammer Gun, very rare in 20 Gauge. I was lucky to pick this one up from a private collection.
Still shoots like the day it was made, and holds a great pattern with 7 1/2 & 8 Spread-R shells. A nice addition to my
Grouse Gun Collection.
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Very nice! If you can double on grouse with that this year, I will bring the Scotch !

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Joe the Logger,
I will give her a go, would love for God to present me with another Hammer Gun true double, got a hunch it will be a might harder with the little 20 Gauge H&R Hammer Gun, than with the Elsie 16 Gauge Hammer Gun however. Joe we will see how things develop as we come into Grouse season, will need to shoot this gun more to get use to it's sight plane.
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Sampson our SM with his true double, taken with the 16 Gauge Elsie Hammer Gun.


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The pic with your hat is good advertising!
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Sweet gun,, if that gun could talk it would have some good stories I bet.
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OharaTree,
Never even thought about it, and I never take clients form the internet, further I do not officially advertise, no need to.
However some sportsman do have my hats, their Grouse dogs are the only real advertisement I have ever needed.
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I wouldn't refinish that beautiful thing. Every mark on it is American history. Maybe take it out on a nice day for a drive. Sock it up and store it in a safe or a soft case with one of these and it will stop any further rust or pitting

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