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I have a Pittsfield model WP 12 gauge single shot that is missing the top lever. I think it was made by H & O Folsom Arms Co. of New York but i can't find parts for it. Do you know anywhere that would carry parts for this shotgun or any models that would have the same top lever that might be easier to find. Any help you can offer would be appreciated thanks.

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Hello Adam.
  You are most likely correct about the manufacturer. However, since these shotguns were manufactured to be sold by hardware stores of the early 1900's, there are no spare parts inventory available. I would suggest Bob's Gun Parts at www.gunparts.com., or just search for gun parts on the web. There are also hundreds of gun smith sites you can choose from. Your shotgun is not collectable, so it is worth very little in working order. I suggest finding a place to hang it on the wall.
   Thanks for asking for me. Charles Gage

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I can answer questions dealing with firearms and their development due to western expansion. I can answer most questions about any firearms of the world manufactured after the Civil War(1868 - present. I can offer safety warnings about these. I can offer opinions and the reasons behind these. I can also answer questions about Iver Johnson firearms. I can identify by pictures most firearms. If your question involves a firearm you have access to, please include a good quality photo with your question.

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I have been at the study of firearms and their use since my first issue of Field and Stream in 1962.At that time I was completely devoted to rifles, but over the years I have experienced the thrill of the hunt with handguns, shotguns and of course rifles. I moved from Oklahoma to New Mexico in 1972 and, since, I have taken numerous game and non-game animals with all firearms (cannons excluded)including blackpowder muzzleloading rifles,shotguns and handguns. My favorite handgun for large non-game animals, such as feral hogs, is my Uberti replica of a 1847 Colt Walker. Very heavy, but accurate.

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I am a 1973 high school graduate. Junior and senior year I developed a class on Wildlife Depredation and Conservation of our Rocky Mountain states. My specialty was the brown bear.

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New Mexico Hunter Safety Program Instructor 15 year award.

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