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Re: Oldest 16 guage Ideal grade
Edited by board administrator January 1, 2021, 5:20 pm
I did a quick look in the Hunter Arms Company ledgers and found a group of 16 gauge Ideal Grades finished on November 15, 1912. There could be some that were finished earlier, but it would take some time to sort them out. Interestingly, most of the early Ideals were 16 gauge.