Re: Late history on Hunter
Posted by David Williamson on April 6, 2018, 7:03 am, in reply to "Late history on Hunter"
Patrick, it is hard to say where some of the descendants of the Hunter family settled. There were 6 brothers and 1 daughter so they could be anywhere. One of the great-great grandsons comes to the Hunter Homecoming every year from Michigan. Another great granddaughter lives not far from Fulton, N.Y. the birthplace of Hunter Arms Co. and also attends some of the Homecomings. |
Most of these guns were hardware store guns, and it is possible the owner of the store ordered a few guns with ejectors or a straight stock, which could be ordered at no extra cost. The ejectors were a $10.00 option. The stocks if not ordered different were 14"-14 1/4" length of pull, and like you said was cut down either for a woman or a young adult. The 3 position safety could be a problem for someone not knowing how it worked by not coming back to safe when opened, but the original owner must have wanted it for something.