Edwin &George Hackett
E&G Hackett 10 Ga. Hammer Double Shotgun
This double has Back Action style locks engraved "E+G Hackett Patent Rebounding Locks". The top lever is engraved "Walkers/1412/Patent" Edwin and George Hackett are listed in Birmingham as "Gun, Pistol, and Rifle Maker" 49 Prince St. 1859-1860 and 34 Lower Loveday Street 1861-1875. The top rib shows a London address of 37 Grace Church St. where they evidently had a retail outlet from 1876-1878. Birmingham proofs and marked as 11 bore, this 29 3/4". The walnut stock has a straight hand with checkering. The forend is wedge fastened and also chequered. The engraving is border only and the screw heads done in geometric patterns.
Many thanks to "JOESALTER" for the pictures.
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