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Unread 09-20-2023, 12:51 PM   #1
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Hello,

I know we have some very experienced guys here when it comes to looking up history on past owners/buyers of these guns we enjoy. I would like to tap into the knowledge if possible

I'm looking to find info on a gentleman by the name of Lewis P. Kalb. He was the recipient of a Grade 7E NID around 1946. I have no town or state.

Does this name ring a bell with anyone or maybe someone has a good way of searching past shooters?

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In 1940 a Lewis P. Kalb lived in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, age 51
Grosse Pointe was then one of the wealthiest cities in the U.S.; home to the Fords.
Contact the Grosse Pointe paper and I'll bet his name will come up.
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Scroll down toward the bottom of the 2nd column of p. 8
http://digitize.gp.lib.mi.us/history...1948-06-10.pdf

Kalb was born in Ohio, and he was an automotive engineer with Standard Parts Co. in Cleveland in 1920, then 30 years old
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As taken from a 1940 census, might be your man.
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Stan, was he a skeet shooter or a trap shooter? How long were his barrels?
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Yep, the Country Club of Detroit, Grosse Pointe Farms had Skeet fields.
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Stan, was he a skeet shooter or a trap shooter? How long were his barrels?
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I very much doubt that he shot skeet with this particular gun, the barrels are 30 but very tightly choked, choke measures .047 in each barrel

It is more of a sporting/hunting configuration in my opinion, maybe trap, although a trap gun in my opinion would have more options.

30 barrels, extra full chokes, double triggers, ejectors, splinter fore end.

A Cody letter did not reveal much, only that it is a 7 with ejectors, all the dates as it passed thru the different setions of the shop, soft fit, stocker, polish, engraver, assembly, hard fit, and then to brown. It was taken out for high grades in April 1941 and finished in December 1946, 5 year period. It is a very late NID, very close to the end of double era on Falls Creek.

Last line states it was for Lewis P. Kalb
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https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...7/lewis-p-kalb
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Thanks to all for your helpful information, I wish I had more information as to where the gun was shipped.

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