Originally Posted by GuildGun6
I also saw the "Hodges" stamped in the barrel hinge area and researched that to be a gun maker who had six patents in London. E C Hodges who did alot with the pinfires. I am wondeering why his name is on this gun and not on the sides where Hodges normally engraved his name.
Beckwith may have used barrels made by Hodges. It was not uncommon for the early gunmakers to share piecework.
Boothroyd lists Edwin Charles Hodges in London 1860-1908.