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Posted for Stan(ton) Hillis:

From an America San Giorgio. Nothing cast here, just fabulous sculpting with hand tools and an artists eye. A bit of Gothic design here? Reminds me a bit of gargoyles.

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This thread has been a joy and a feast for the eyes ! Thank you Mr. Wood.

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Great post! Hammer shotguns and rifles are outstanding for me. Here is my simply but lovely 28 ga Wiggan&Elliott.
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British 14 bore rifle, unmarked and converted from ML to centerfire long ago.

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A very best Alex. Henry 10 bore single barrel rifle

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A Lancaster .50 cal smooth rifle(oval bore)

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William Moore 14 bore 2 groove percussion rifle

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Originally Posted by SKB
British 14 bore rifle, unmarked and converted from ML to centerfire long ago.]

Small world. I once owned that very rifle, in the early 1980s, in Toronto. I sold it as I was leaving the country for a number of years, and shortly afterwards a ill-conceived gun registry came into effect, causing a great many guns to move south to the USA. A lot of fine guns left, and gun shows up here in the past years have been a shadow of their former selves, with few fine pieces to be seen. Glad to see that rifle is being cared for!

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Originally Posted by Steve Nash
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British 14 bore rifle, unmarked and converted from ML to centerfire long ago.]

Small world. I once owned that very rifle, in the early 1980s, in Toronto. I sold it as I was leaving the country for a number of years, and shortly afterwards a ill-conceived gun registry came into effect, causing a great many guns to move south to the USA. A lot of fine guns left, and gun shows up here in the past years have been a shadow of their former selves, with few fine pieces to be seen. Glad to see that rifle is being cared for!

I know two other guys who once owned it as well and I did not buy it from either of them, I bought it at Basspro of all places. It needed a new bridle, a fly, a front sight and the barrel was bent. I re-finish both the wood and the metal and attended to all of the above issues. I have since sold it to a new owner who appreciates it and shoots it regularly as well as hunts it.

Yes indeed, small world.


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Adding pics of my Greener to keep this going
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Beautiful symmetry, JB. Greener always had nice hammers on his early guns. Looks like on heck of a nice gun! Thanks for sharing.


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Gorgeous guns! I have wanted a hammergun ever since I sold my last one (20 Thomas Bland). I just havent been able to justify owning something that I would use so sparingly. They are an art form I never seem to tire of looking at, so perhaps yet again some day?

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Originally Posted by Joe Wood
Posted for Stan(ton) Hillis:

From an America San Giorgio. Nothing cast here, just fabulous sculpting with hand tools and an artists eye. A bit of Gothic design here? Reminds me a bit of gargoyles.

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Why would you think they weren't cast ?

Kinda look out of place on the plane looking side plate.

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