Just remember that the pins when originally assembled were driven in by punch and hammer. We never see much evidence of that but always assume that we would if the pins were replaced. IT is true that some people cannot do that kind of work without leaving tracks but others obviously can.
Hello John, I just picked up another single shot Hartford with a serial number of 1158. It has the 4 1/2 inch barrel. ribbed walnut grips. The only diffrence I can see is the front sight is not the... more
Hello Jim, 1158 shipped Thursday March 30, 1933 to J. L. Galef. The funny sight may be because of a funny barrel. I have found nothing to suggest that there was ever a 4.50" barrel for the single... more
John, After further inspection, there is a mild indentation around the front site. The pin holding the barrel does not look like it has ever been played with. as a matter of fact, all of the pins are ... more
Hartford single shot John J. Stimson, Jr.,Fri Aug 3 03:07