View Full Version : help id shotgun

January 15, 1999, 09:37 AM
someone recently gave me a Whippet model c 12 gauge shotgun. It has a a picture of a whippet dog on it and was made by H S B & Co. I know it's not worth any thing, but I would like to get some info on it. thanks

January 15, 1999, 11:17 AM
We need more details to identify. Is it a single barrel, double barrel or repeater (pump, lever, semi-auto)? Exposed hammer(s)? Damascus barrel(s) or steel? Any other markings anywhere?

Just offhand I would say that this is a "spec" or trade gun made up for a store or company.

January 15, 1999, 04:38 PM
most whippets i'm familiar with are double barrel pistols miostly in 20 gauge. Those are destructive devices, other.


January 15, 1999, 04:48 PM
Whippet, trade name used by J Stevens Arms Company, on single barrel shotguns, for Hibbert, Spencer, Bartlett Company, of Chicago, Ill. Reference -- Gunmarks by David Byron. GLV