I have a Watauga shotgun that belonged to my great grandfather. I am 50. He was from Morristown Tennessee area and was probably born in the 1862. It is a single barrell, single shot. It has the name stamped in the left side. There are some patent dates -- very hard to read -- but it looks like "Aug 15 91, Aug 1 96, Aug 14 00" It has a "12" stamped in the bottom of the barrell just in front of the small wooden forearm. When you take the gun apart by unscrewing the hinge pin, the bottom of the barrell base (that fits into the stock receiver) has the number 79173 stamped in it.
Do you have pictures of your shotgun? I could email you pic's of this one.
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Your sounds a lot like a Hopkins and Allen Forehand model, if you'd like you can email me ( [email protected] ) or post pics in our photos section linked at the top.
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