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Who made a late 1890's SXS twist steel with a full turkey silhouette on the black butt plate?

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Might I be so bold as to suggest photographs....digital are gold...of butt plate, rib, proof marks, barrel flats, action flats, etc....are a friend. Many thanks.


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Gun not in my possession, so not an option.

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I’d think the buttplate might have American origins, but there might be a chance that it’s not original to that particular arm.

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Originally Posted By: Grouse Guy
Who made a late 1890's SXS twist steel with a full turkey silhouette on the black butt plate?


Obviously made before the statement "That gun's a real turkey!" carries the same meaning it does today.

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Forehànd Arms Co. followed by Hopkins & Allen Arms Company.

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John E. for the win! Thanks. I also confirmed this via the patent date. I knew somebody here would know!

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There’s a patent for the image of a turkey on a butt plate?

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