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October 6, 2004, 06:48 AM
hi i just inherited a 12gauge single shot hinge brake gun from my dad. the only markings on it are wilson the new white powder wonder. i cant find anything out about it. i do know it is old. any information would be appreciated. Should I keep it?
thank cindy

October 6, 2004, 07:55 AM

"These shotguns were used as a promotional tool by the White Powder Soap Co.. If you collected enough box tops you could get a free shotgun. They were imported by Shapleigh Arms from Cresent arms. They were also sold through Sears at the time. They were a very low end gun and were only safe with black powder loads. DO NOT use modern loads in this gun. In fact it is usually recommended that you don't shoot these guns at all."