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Here is Ron Gabel's answer to question number 5554

Question:

Dear Sir, I have a 12 Gauge Single Shot Shotgun made by Hopkins & Allen Arms Company. Its has the word "Forehand" written above the company name. I have been told by folks who are guessing, that the gun could have been made in the 1890's. It has a serial number that starts with the numbers 18xxxx. Could you please tell me if in fact this gun could have been made in the 1890's. I bought it as a nice wall hanger for over the fireplace. I thank you Sir for your time on this matter. Jeff

Answer:

Hopkins and Allen Arms Company guns were marked FOREHAND 1903 and later. The Forehand Arms Company of Worcester MA (another company) began in 1890.

Submitted By: Jeff Toler On: 1/11/2004 9:08:00 AM

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