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#603464 09/25/21 11:04 PM
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I'll start
Heiser Satchel.
Wanted one for a very long time.

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Chicago made, top quality Red Head. 32" barrel length, two barrel set capability, solid brass furniture. Home to my Parker DHE 16/20 (32").


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I have restored many cases over the years though there was one I just could not afford to purchase at the time I squired the gun in my early twenties. It took nearly fifty years to come across another for sale though it would have been better scraped, but I ignored all the voices in my head saying no and donning a pair of Rose tinted glasses I spent a ludicrous amount of cash on this case disaster. In short the Leather and Oak case was built sometime around the 1850's and slowly destroyed from then. The not so common thing about the case was firstly it was black leather not the usual brown, not at all common the oak case its self was exceedingly thick making it very heavy without a gun inside. They do say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I have posted some from beginning to end of its restoration.

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Damascus;

Your case restoration craftsmanship is spectacular ----Thank you for showing us this beauty. But of course such a special hammer gun needs a resting place worth of it.

Would you please give us the details of it and it's history. Did you restock it?

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Originally Posted by Bob Cash
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Heiser Satchel.
Wanted one for a very long time.

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I had one like that. Embossed with Abercrombie and Fitch and serial numbered as well. But I didn’t have the right gun fir it so I sold it. Now have the right gun. Always the way.


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There was a Purdey single gun motor case on Ebay earlier this year, looked like recent production. Didn't need any work, fit my gun. Lost out at a ridiculously low price, under $1K if memory serves.

Maybe just get one of Jeff's and a label... grin


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Bushveld. I did write the guns history for a sporting magazine here in the UK, though it is rather long due to the first owner's many episodes some good some scandalous, all mixed up with Victorian upper class goings on, horse racing the Epsom Derby vast amounts of money well the guns first owner did have Purdey build him a set of 4 this being the number 1 from the vast amount of winnings.Oh I nearly forgot the politics and the Book with all the juicy details was banned here though I did get a copy from your side of the pond. The first owner was a commoner becoming a Viscount being involved in the largest Victorian scandle ever. All extremely interesting including the US winning horse connection but a little to long for here I feel, not telling the whole story would not do it justice.


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Damascus,
Would I be correct in assuming you are referring to Viscount Chaplin and the horse Hermit?

If so, I have the 1859 Lang 16 bore hammer gun that belonged to the Marquis of Hastings who was the ‘guilty party’ on the other side of that scandal!

Small world.

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Damascus and Lond;

You gentlemen gave me enough information to search the web and find the story of this horse racing and lovers scandal (if indeed, this is the "Victorian scandal you speak of). You cannot make such an episode up even if you were a Hemmingway or a Tennessee Williams.

I do not know how many USA dollars today would be equal to the loss of UK Pounds 100,000 at a horse race in that day, but it would be millions.

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I have a Westly Richards two gun case in about the same condition as Damascus before picture it's very heavy even empty

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