Hatcher Gun Company
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H.G.C. Hershey Centennial .44-40 Rifle
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This is a one of a kind rifle rebuilt for the city of Hershey, Nebraska in 1992 for their Centennial. We found an old Winchester 1892 .44-40 with an octagon barrel that still had a good bore. Due to the value of these guns and what we were going do. We didn't want to destroy a good collector gun. We were able to come up with one that was rusted and had no wood that was going to be disassembled for parts. A great deal of hand labor went into the restoration of this gun. We had to be careful not to remove any of the original lettering on the barrel, which was difficult as the octagon was rounded off and needed to be brought back to sharp clean edges.
The city raffled this gun off and the lucky winner was from the Hershey area.
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