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Old March 3, 2013, 07:12 PM   #7
Join Date: February 14, 2009
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I know this is an old thread, but I was just searching google and noticed this. The "Nitro Hunter" shotguns were not made by Lefever or Ithaca. They were primarily manufactured by H.D. Folsom Arms (but not exclusively based on my experience and research) as an exclusive in-house brand of Belknap Hardware in Louisville. Lots of the brand names from that era contained the word "Nitro" because it was a way to signify that they could shoot the new "nitro" powder that had been developed. Ask just about any old-timer in Kentucky, Southern Indiana, or the surrounding region--chances are they will saying something like "My grandpa had one of those guns". That's why they hold such a sentimental value in the area. I apologize for digging this old thread up, but these guns are a personal interest of mine. I wish there was more info out there about them.
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