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Unread 10-18-2022, 09:13 PM   #21
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Bill,


Here is the research letter (attached). No owner information. In the stock Medallion I believe the initials are W.D.M.

If you recall a few years back this gun was mentioned on the forum, and it was thought that the initials were W.M.D. It is my belief that the M is superimposed slightly larger the other 2 initials. I believe the M. is the owner's last name.

It would be great to know who originally ordered this fine A1.


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Bobby, sure would like to see more pics, the entire stock, forend, etc. Thanks...
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Hi all,


Here are some additional pictures. Truly a piece of art.


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How 'bout a pic of the stock?
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Hi all, sorry been busy. Was able to sneak into the gun room yesterday and take some pics of the stock.........here she is!!
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What do y'all think of that leather bound pad on the back of the gun?? Do you think that is original?

I personally have never seen one like it. It sits slightly proud of the stock around the edge where it terminates to the wood.


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It is very similar to the pad on one of 20 gauge guns. I have wondered about my pad as well.
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[QUOTE=GunnerGrilli;373808]Bill,

Here is the research letter (attached). No owner information. In the stock Medallion I believe the initials are W.D.M.

If you recall a few years back this gun was mentioned on the forum, and it was thought that the initials were W.M.D. It is my belief that the M is superimposed slightly larger the other 2 initials. I believe the M. is the owner's last name. It would be great to know who originally ordered this fine A1.

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I am assuming that William D. Munshaw is related to Dr. Harvey B. Munshaw...........

So, I do know this. Dr. Harvey B. Munshaw and Dr. Fred J. Rinehart were business partners. I sent a private message last week to a gentleman on the forum that knew Dr. Munshaw, however I have not heard back from him.


Do you know the gun belonged to William D. Munshaw? Thanks so much for the info!!!


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Oh, I guess I should have elaborated a bit further. My apologies........


This gun was originally purchased from the Estate of Dr. Fred J. Rinehart. I have been trying to contact his descendants to help elaborate a bit on the history of the gun, but have not been successful.


My estimation is that when Dr. Harvey B. Munshaw passed in 1989, the gun was bequeathed to Mr. Rinehart.


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