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Old January 5, 2008, 09:16 PM   #1
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does anyone have any info on a hatfield m/l? this is a 50cal. caplock but i don`t have any ser.#. don`t know anything about them so all info appreciated. thanks in advance
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Old January 6, 2008, 06:10 AM   #2
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I don't know a lot, but here it goes. The early Hatfield rifles were pretty decent quality semi custom guns made in Missouri. The company changed hands a time or two and quality went down. The later ones were simply an Italian made Pedersoli with the Hatfield name. Pedersoli continued to make the same rifle after Hatfield folded, I believe it is there present Frontier or Blue Ridge rifle.
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Old January 12, 2008, 04:37 PM   #3
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thanks l.cutler. was looking at one at local gunstore. beautiful stock. made the mistake of not getting any info. on rifle so i don`t know how old it was. got home and started thinking about it, went back two days later and it was gone. SNOOZE YOU LOOSE.: thanks again.
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Old January 12, 2008, 06:05 PM   #4
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I have heard bad and good about them. Maybe the bad was from when their quality suffered, but I would feel worse if you missed out on a custom rifle or some unique antique, they made plenty of Hatfields so another will turn up.
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Old January 13, 2008, 02:13 PM   #5
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thanks tom,as near as i can figure it looked like an hatfield-hawkin but i didn`t know what i was looking at then. can`t seem to find alot of pictures on internet of the hatfield-hawkin or a model called the companion. saw a few pics. of kentucky style made by missouri rifle works. thanks again
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