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Old 08-29-2012, 06:14 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by performer21
oh and i forgot but blueguns is right those are hj sterling barrels. but that hammer is not. also im a gun historian. and i can tell you based on the serial number this gun was ordered by braning and sons gun smithing in the 1800 and was sold in bermingham. sorry probally should have checked my recordes before my last post. all those proofs mean is that this gun was made in belgium sold to a shop in bermingham and then had to be re proofed there. also if the barrels dont say laminated or twist on them then they a not laminated or twisted steel barrels.
It says laminated steel on it. We already determined it was a Belgian made hj sterling.

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Old 08-29-2012, 04:33 PM   #22
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Thank you performer21 for the information, that is great and so far some of the most useful information I have gotten on the gun.

I really do not have any experiences with older firearms so I am still a little unsure of what to do now (the end goal for me was to get a stock that would fit the pieces I had and fix it up). Do you know of any place to get one or what I should be looking for?


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No problem always glad to help. if you want it restocked and i suggest that is what you do i would take it to a gunsmith who speacilizes in old guns and have him recreate the stock. make sure that when you go in you bring what is left of the prevouse stock. for him to refrence. the stock should be made out of warm wanut. that is what the original stock was. hope that helps even more.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:06 AM   #24
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i just acquired one of these shotguns a (w h hamilton 12 gauge) but it doesnt have all the engraving. what year were they produced and where can i find out where all the markings mean?

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