Allen Korns' double-barreled shotgun.

Allen Korns' double-barreled shotgun

This photograph shows the Springfield-brand double-barreled 12 gauge shotgun that once belonged to Allen Lester Korns of Southampton Township, Somerset County, PA. Allen Korns gave this shotgun to his son-in-law in the 1950's, and the son-in-law replaced the broken original stock by carving out a serviceable replacement.

This is the first shotgun that the administrator of this website, as a small boy, ever fired. Also picture in your mind that same small boy a few years earlier, circa 1959, running through the woods after rabbit tracks in the Mercer County snow in order to circle the rabbits back to his father, who was using this shotgun.

The hammers were replaced by the current owner in the 1990's, because one of them was crudely farm-made from a cut-off bolt and a piece of flat steel. The butt stock was also replaced once again by the current owner in the 1990's using wavy-grained walnut that was procured from the Allen Korns farm.

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