Who likes hammer guns?

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  1. ian-bradley

    ian-bradley AH Senior Member

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    This is my new to me unknown maker French 12ga hammer gun. I am really a sucker for color case hardening, let’s see if I can hit a woodcock with it in a few months.
     

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    Would love to see a pic of your new shotgun. I love wingshooting with hammer guns. and at some point hope to find a break action 6.5x57 single with hammer and underlever.
     
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  3. ian-bradley

    ian-bradley AH Senior Member

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  4. Shootist43

    Shootist43 AH ENABLER GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    More to the point, who doesn't like hammer guns?! It looks great!
     

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    HWL AH Fanatic

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    A Ferlach over/under combination hammer gun, 7x72R, 16ga 2 1/2", Zeiss 5-15x42 Diavari on pivot mount.

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    Those are respectively great looking firearms.
     

  8. hammerguy

    hammerguy AH Member

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    Yesterday.......
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    I know actually nothing about this gun, bought it at an auction because nobody was bidding on it and it was to cool to let pass by.
    What I Know:
    H. Pieper Liege Patent 23 April 1881 No. 11881
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    It is very much at home as a decoration, I just haven’t spent much energy researching it. I believe it to be a 10 bore but could be wrong there. If anyone has any ideas I’d love to hear them!
    Beautiful shotgun Ian!
    Cheers,
    Cody
     
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    Great hammer guns! Here’s my Ferlach hammer gun in 22 hornet.

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    10 bore rifle made 1870..
     
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    Hammer operated shot-guns are a beautiful piece of art. The pictures which l see here all have the switch on the top to open the breech. During my youth , hammer shot-guns used to have a crank at the bottom of the gun which would end under the trigger guard. You would turn this crank and the breech would open.
    One of my students has inherited such a shot-gun from his father and acquired the license for it. He shoots it well , but initially he would raise the gun at targets or birds and pull the triggers without remembering to pull back the two hammers.
     

  13. hammerguy

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    The guns you remember from your youth were/are called Underlever, more specifically Jones Underlever. Quite a popular bolting mechanism especially for real serious double rifles.
    The Toplever is what we see the most of, especially in shotguns.
    A Sidelever is a wonderfully unique mechanism that I think looks very elegant on hammer guns.
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    There are a few other interesting versions, including a Pushlever and the opposite pull - or Snaplever, which I think may be the easiest to use and most beautiful since the entire lever is engraved.
     
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    Kawshik Rahman AH Fanatic

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    Hammer Guy
    Why yes. Thank you for finding a picture for me to recognize
     

  15. ActionBob

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    Had a 45-70 Hammer double in my hands a couple days ago, it looks like it could get the job done on some warthogs...
     
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