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12 ga Hopkins & Allen Side by Side


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#1 daniels888

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Posted January 28 2020 - 09:26 AM

I have my great grandfathers Hopkins and Allen side by side 12 ga shotgun.  Serial # 12398 

Wish I had a picture of him holding it!

I've read about the history of Hopkins and Allen.  I understand these guns were mostly hardware store guns which sounds just like a gun my family would have purchased.  We needed working guns on the farm.  Nothing expensive or fancy!  Great grandpa was born in 1885.  Of course it's not going anywhere but any way I can determine how old it is?

 



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#2 Gary_Hungerford

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Posted January 28 2020 - 01:06 PM

Go to http://american-fire...ns & Allen.html. If memory serves, H&A wnnt out of business, in 1916; so, you can be sure it's no younger than that.

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Edited by Gary_Hungerford, January 28 2020 - 01:14 PM.





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