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Hepburn slipped on ice on the morning of Jan 10th, 1910 at the age of nearly 78, and broke his hip. Hepburn, age 28, his wife Lovinia, 23, and their daughter Calla, 2. He entered an apprenticeship as a blacksmith at the age of 15 He made the iron fixtures for carriages for eight years and was listed as a blacksmith in the 1850 census. I have advertised and searched for a photograph of L. Researchers have assumed that he learned the gunmaking trade from M. The extractors are made from A2 Tool Steel and heat treated. After the American team won the match, L.

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However another gunsmith named Buskirk may have also worked there periodically. Swinney, Remington Society of America Journal, 2nd quarter 1998; and More Single Shot Rifles, by James Grant, Gun Room Press , 1976 edition. It was listed as Item 3 20 in the sale. Land was acquired on Long Island from a landowner by the name of Creed. Contemporary accounts state that half of the team used Remington rifles, the famous 1 Long Range Rolling-Block and the other half used Sharps rifles.

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It appears to be the prototype for the 3 Hepburn action that was later patented on October 7th, 1879 Pat. It is completely hand made except for the sights. . Could the rifle pictured here possibly have been the rifle he used? His hip never healed properly and he died on August 31, 1914. The barrel has the standard Remington 5-groove style rifling and is chambered for the. The match was fired on September 26 1874.

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Hepburn at Creedmoor in 1874 holding his rifle. Once established the range was subsequently named Creedmoor. By 1859 he was a well-known gunmaker. Click on the picture to see our full selection. As you can imagine, this level of craftsmanship takes time and we simply refuse to outsource our work or rush our production. Ed: If anyone is aware of any such existing photograph the Journal would be happy to publish it and forward it to Dick.

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His middle name is often misspelled, but his family confirmed the spelling to H. Swinney, the noted authority on New York state gunmakers. Hepburn was one of the nine members of the U. With this in mind, we ask that you be patient with us as we sometimes find ourselves with more orders than we can fill. This extractor will drop in without any fitting. Since there were nine members this leaves one shooting with two half-rifles—-pr perhaps something a little different.

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In 1871 Hepburn was called to superintend in the sporting gun department in the E. Thank you for your continued confidence. Both the Remington and Sharps companies agreed to develop suitable rifles. . . .

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