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minktrapper
November 20, 2011, 01:08 PM
hey all...I have a hammered double with the name W H Hamilton under the left lock. on the center rail of the barrels it has stamped Twist Belgium. 7539 is stamped on the receiver. the serial number I assume. can anyone help me with any info on this firearm?

oneounceload
November 20, 2011, 02:55 PM
Twist will stand for twist steel, an older method of making barrels during the black powder days. Unless it has been very well cared for, you will need a thorough check by a smith competent in that before any attempts are made to fire.

The easiest way to make them shootable is to have them sleeved by someone like Nigel Teague or possibly a few here in the US