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Re: HOT beginnings
Posted by Stan Hillis on February 8, 2019, 7:12 pm, in reply to "HOT beginnings
Thanks all. I have become the caretaker of a 1905 12 ga. 3E, with the second set of barrels, which were fitted to the action at the factory for the owner who desired a set of 32" "vent rib" barrels for pigeons. He was a member of the Philadelphia Gun Club. I was wondering if the HOT could have been original to the gun in 1905 or if it was also fitted to the gun when the #2 set of barrels were fitted in 1927.
Thanks to your replies I understand that it may well have been originally built with the HOT. I guess a letter would confirm that?