H. Hooper 12 Bore - LONDON HAMMER GUN, ANTIQUE SUPERB
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Category: Hammer Shotguns - Shotguns - English Double Antique
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Seller: Vintage Firearms, Inc
Company: Vintage Firearms, Inc.
Member Since: 5/19/07
First Name: jay
Last Name: shachter
Country: United States
Number of Active Listings: 90
Total Number of Listings: 1623
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: check, certified funds
H. Hooper Hammer 12 Bore SxS Shotgun
LONDON HAMMER GUN, ANTIQUE, SUPERB
My research leads me to believe that H. Hooper was a seller of shotguns, not a gun maker. This gun was likely made by W.C. Scott and sold under the H. Hooper brand. The gun is in excellent condition throughout as we just stripped the action, ultrasonic cleaned and inspected, lubricated and reassemble the receiver and locks. We restored the nicely figured original wood to perfection, including a hand rubbed oil finish and recut the checkering which has a delightful mullered border. Take a look at the butt plate on this gun! Awesome! The forend is in excellent condition as well, with a horn inlay at the tip. The barrels are unique, as THEY ARE TWO DIFFERENT TYPES OF DAMSCUS STEEL. This has been seen by others and written about in several journals and books over the years, but this is the first time I have owned one. We had the barrels beautifully restored and now 100% of the pattern is visible. See photos for details. These barrels are factory, both proofed at the same time, pre-1898. The ribs are tight and the bores are mirror shiny, with no dents or dings. This is a high quality gun with nicely filed and engraved receiver, gorgeous wood, and weighs only 6lbs. 12oz. with 30" barrels. Great shooting dimensions as well. If you ever wanted a nice hammer gun that is ready to shoot for another 100 years, this is a great example at a great price.
General Specs: H. Hooper, Year Pre 1898, 12 Gauge, 6lbs 12.7oz, Side by Side Hammer gun
Serial Number: N/A
Barrel Length: 30"
Chokes: IC/LM .007/.014
Bore Diameter: .718/.714 - mirror bores
Wall Thickness: .037/.033
% Blue: damascus 100%
Chambers: 2 3/4"
Action: tight, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: extractors
Case Color: 30%
Engraving: clear, game scene
Trigger Type: double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 15%
Type: 1/2 round grip/splinter forend
LOP: 14 1/4"
LOP To End Of Wood: 14"
DAH: 2 1/2"
DAC: 1 9/16"
Checkering Condition: perfect
Butt Treatment: elaborate game scene
There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine shotgun. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. Just open one of my ads and click on the line that says “see all items from this seller” and a very nice list of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. I have many more fine sxs shotguns not yet listed. Thanks for looking!
We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase.
Payment Methods: Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $45.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: No - ANTIQUE
If you have any questions about this item or payment, please call us at #616-292-6240. Thanks! Vintage Firearms, Inc