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Here is Ron Gabel's answer to question number 1062

Question:

I have a percussion double barrel with two triggers. I am told that my great-great grandfather used it in the Civil War. On one plate for the hammer reads "E & G Hackett". On the right barrel is "London" lightly inlaid into the barrel surrounded by some lines that box it in. The piece is a family heirloom, but has been mistreated. Someone in the family, not knowing what to do with it, painted all the metal parts with black lacquer spray paint and attempted (poorly) to fix the broken stock. I have been trying to get the paint off, and have run across these identifying marks. I want to restore this gun to what it looked like originally, and I have a good idea since all the pieces are here. But I don't know anything about where it came from. Any information you could give, or any place you could point me would be greatly appreciated. Scott Leake

Answer:

Edwin and George Hackett were sporting arms makers in London England circa 1870.

Submitted By: Scott Leake On: 3/6/2002 10:22:32 PM

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