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Dogfish858
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Old H&H 10 Gauge Hammer Gun
      #316217 - 09/05/18 03:18 AM

I've just come into the possession of an H&H that came out of a wholesaler's dragnet two or three years ago.

It was found in Victoria BC and an email to H&H showed it was commissioned by a Victoria doctor in 1876 as part of a matched set. The shotgun has been restocked with a cadged butt after a hard fall (based in the brazed tang). Make no mistake the gun's rough.

The barrel, forend, and action do not have matching serials. The engraving *looks* like a match.

What I'm wondering is if anyone in the PNW may have the mate or information on the gun. It may have come in with the gold rush. I can't see too many bespoke shotguns coming into Victoria at the time, but who knows. The border was pretty blurry at the time so I can see the mate being anywhere between San Francisco and Alaska.

Action serial 771

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Edited by Dogfish858 (09/05/18 10:26 AM)


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Dogfish858
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Re: Old H&H 10 Gauge Hammer Gun [Re: Dogfish858]
      #316225 - 09/05/18 11:42 AM

...refitted in 1876, serial number 4026 on barrels, 771 receiver; my guess is original manufacture 1850-60 sometime. Owner would have had them built before emigrating would be my guess.

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Re: Old H&H 10 Gauge Hammer Gun [Re: Dogfish858]
      #316226 - 09/05/18 12:43 PM

Interesting find, sry I cannot help.

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Daryl


"a rifle without hammers, is like a Spaniel without ears" Edward VII


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