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Re: Buck Hamlinís Engraved Hammers in LCSCA Journal
Doug, the only information I can give you is that in researching these old hammer guns mostly from auction sites and using the available photos, most of these photos do not show a close up of the hammers and is hard to judge if they had as much engraving as Buck's had. I do know that the Syracuse hammer guns, the hammers were stamped with the serial number and who is to say that some of the higher graded hammer guns hammers were not put on lower graded guns after.
I'm sure anything above the Quality E had fancy engraved hammers and possibly some of the Quality E's also.
Unfortunately the Syracuse catalogs only show a drawing of the highest graded guns so that does not help figuring this out.