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Unread 12-06-2022, 09:32 PM   #1
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My dad had given me this hammer gun in the 80ís. It has stayed in the gun box until a year or so ago when I posted some photos on this site and was fortunate enough for some good info from the group. Turns out to be a Folsom trap gun low grade not highly valuable so having it redone was questionable. Iím not terribly fond of refinished guns and tend to stay away from them.
After much deliberation I decided to get it restored.
Barrels went to Breck Gorman, fabulous job.
Stock, fore end went to Dan Cullity and sons on the cape, also fabulous.
Picked it up and assembled the gun today and was very happy with the out come canít wait to shoot it, now to load some 2-1/2í shells.
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What a lovely job. That is what I think a restoration should look like--not brand new, but with the patina of a gun very well kept. Hope it shoots well.
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nice gun I bet your glad you had her worked on...charlie
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I have one just like this one, with 32" stout and tightly choked barrels. It's the killingest long-range duck gun I've ever owned! I had it along on a duck hunt with Destry in Lake Erie some years back. We were all standing in the boat when a big red head came straight over us. Destry and the guide both said, "too bad it's too high" or something to that effect, so I swung on it and nailed it. I think it fell within 50ft of the boat and stone dead.
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