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Unread 11-28-2019, 05:02 PM   #1
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G.Forrest and Sons Kelso Scotland. 2 barrel set, both 30 ", one is fluid steel, cyl/full and the other one is Damascus cyl and cyl. Both are marked 70mm, or 2 3/4" Chambers. Weighs in at 5lbs 13 oz.Stràight grip 14.5" LOP to checkered butt--has butt extension nicely done, DAH is 2 5/8. Haven't been able to shoot it yet,,may take it to Kansas Have my been able to find out much about maker but they were well known for their fly rods and salmon reels
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Unread 11-28-2019, 07:00 PM   #2
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You know I just love 20ga. long barreled guns and that one is just a dandy Harold. Welcome back.
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too cool

was that your retirement gift to yourself?
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Harold you scored rarely do I see 2 bbl hammers especially with 30" tubes congrats have fun
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In British Gunmakers Vol. Two, Nigel Brown lists Forrest & Sons at 35 Square, Kelso, Roxburgh c. 1890 through 1940, but still there by 1970-76 when Dickson's took over. And still at 35 Square by 1984-88.

Also... a G. Forrest & Sons at 7 Abbey Pl, Jedburgh, Roxburgh c. 1874-1901.
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I love back-action hammer guns and have a Bland 28 gauge and a C&H 16 with that action. Those long barrels and open/tight chokes make that little gun even more appealing (if that's possible!).

There are good quail numbers in Kansas this year, and you should be well armed if they decide to attack.
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Harold, Good find!, I love a 20 gauge hammer gun, quick to shoulder, steel brls a plus, congrats, Gary
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Nice!!! Kelso, that's where the family is from!!
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Took the little Scottish 20 hammer gun out pheasant hunting today, what a gem. I think I will call it the Queen of Scots. Only found two birds today but the gun comes to your shoulder like magic. Here's a picture of my black and white setter Willy with the first bird we took and then her mother fancy and sister doodle with another bird that they teamed up on later in the day
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Well, I've never had that problem before don't know why they're upside down
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