Whitmore Hammer Lifter re-stock

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AZMike
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Whitmore Hammer Lifter re-stock

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A three year project getting closer.
This 1873 Grade 3 need quite a bit of work.
The Arizona Black Walnut came from a stump that I picked up while hunting quail 25 years ago!
Replacement trigger guard engraved to match by Chuck Edwards.
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paul harm
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Re: Whitmore Hammer Lifter re-stock

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About the same gun as mine, but I have one with the straight grip. I'm surprised you made it with a pistol grip. Did the original one come with the PG stock ? Mine needs a refinishing, but at 73 years old I just feel like shooting it and not tying it up for a couple of years. Mine has the pattern Damascus barrels that really need something to clean them up. The stock and checkering are fine - ol, a couple of scratches and nicks and dents, but nothing to get excited about. I'd just like to see the Damascus a little better. This is the third one I've owned and the first one that the stock fit me and is 12ga. Surprisingly the others were to straight - not enough DAH. This one has the old 3" DAH and those are the ones I like. And, wonder of wonders, the hammers have good lips on them where the tabs on the slide actuate them. Someone knew enough to cock the hammers with their thumb, not with the lifter. Or maybe it just wasn't shot that much, just carried in the woods a lot to mark up the stock. Anyways, it's nice to own and shoot these first edition Remington shotguns. Mine is serial# 72.

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Re: Whitmore Hammer Lifter re-stock

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The Hammer Lifter you have serial #72 is a early gun. The marks the gun has give it character don"t take it away refinishing it leave it be. Shoot it and have fun.

AZMike
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Re: Whitmore Hammer Lifter re-stock

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Paul, This gun was missing butt stock and trigger guard, I used an 1889 trigger guard. We had to alter an 89 stock and bondo for a copy. I had another grade 1 lifter years ago that was also with pistol grip. Also this gun is 10 gauge but is very light.

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Remington did not offer pistol grip stock for Model 1873 in 1875 catalog.I have not seen a 1873 with original pistol grip stock.Remington listed the pistol grip stock in the 1877 Remington catalog for Model 1875 listed pistol grip stock $5.00 to $8.00 dollars extra.

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My mistake - serial # is 702, not 72. Still a early gun . :D

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Re: Whitmore Hammer Lifter re-stock

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from 2shooter:
Remington did not offer pistol grip stock for Model 1873 in 1875 catalog.I have not seen a 1873 with original pistol grip stock.Remington listed the pistol grip stock in the 1877 Remington catalog for Model 1875 listed pistol grip stock $5.00 to $8.00 dollars extra.

Many years ago I owned a Remington Whitmore hammer lifter grade #1 gun in 12 gauge #2072--it was a steel barrel, recessed hammer faces with a pistol grip
Semmers date chart and info would make this a $45 gun with a $5-8 pistol grip add-on.
Also, it was un-checkered.

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