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14th December 2017 19:46  

Hawley Kalamazoo Air Pistol - (boxed).

 

See also:  https://forum.vintageairgunsgallery.com/collections-of-airguns-mixed-makes/virginia-military-institute-airgun-collection-of-henry-stewart/

 

Early lead plug version. Manufactured by Edwin H Hawley in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, in about 1870. America's first commercial pneumatic pistol.

With thanks to Bruce Jr for this pic.

 

 

 

With thanks to Sean Campbell, imaging manager of the Buffalo Bill Centre of the West in Cody, Wyoming, for permission to post these pics of a gun held in the Cody Firearms Museum. The blurb accompanying this gun follows the pics.

Accession Number: 1993.8.69

Date : 1870-1880

Credit Line: Gift of Thomas K. Hutchinson

Remarks: With cardboard box; six (6) darts [one (1) dart in gun and five (5) darts in exhibit case in circle with three (3) darts from 1988.8.1008]; pamphlet: P.C. Godfrey, Ag't, No. 111 Nassau Street, NY. AMD 08 2010

Inscription: top of barrel: PAT JUNE 1ST 1869

Synopsis: firearm- pistol- airgun- E.H. Hawley, New Haven, CT- top of barrel: PAT JUNE 1ST 1869- .25- With cardboard box; six (6) darts [one (1) dart in gun and five (5) darts in exhibit case in circle with three (3) darts from 1988.8.1008]; pamphlet: P.C. Godfrey, Ag't, No. 111 Nassau Street, NY. AMD 08 2010

 


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Garvin2
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Hawley Kalamazoo Air Rifle - early and late versions.

 

With thanks to Bruce Jr for these pics.

Both are in .25 calibre.

Early version - Smooth hammer and lead plugs

Late version - Grooved hammer and brass plugs

 

 

Lead plug early version

 

Brass plug late version


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Hawley Kalamazoo Air Rifle - Scientific American 1870.

 


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