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    Identifying a old hammered double shotgun?

    My father met up with Chesty Puller last year he was 86. I have his old double barreled shotgun that has hammers. He told me that he bought it from an old timer when he was a kid. The only markings are on the forearm, barrel latch and stock latch. It is a number 325881 would anyone have an idea who made this?

    I went to a gun shop and they couldn't tell me about it.

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    Dude -

    Was you father 86 last year? 'Cause as far as I remember Chesty has been dead for quite a few years now.

    What your father meeting up with Chesty Puller has to do with a hammered shotgun is beyond me.

    Some pictures would help, as my crystal ball is still in storage.

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    as far as I remember Chesty has been dead for quite a few years now.
    Forty this month, actually.

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    If nothing else it will have proof marks probably on the underside of the barrel near the breech.
    Look for them and then just do a search for proof and manufacturers marks.

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    Yes, pictures would be helpful. Post some and I am sure we could harness the power of the almighty Google to help you out. Also, please clarify the Chesty Puller story. Sounds like a cool gun.

    By the way, Welcome to OCDO!! Stick around and you will learn a lot.
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    Here's where you should look:




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