A good friend has an old H&R double barrel with side hammers. It mimics a small 410 shotgun.The forend and wrist area have checkering. The only markings are the caliber 44 on the top flat between the barrels, a patent date of "00 which I assume to be 1900, and the H&R logo on the left lock plate. The barrels are both in very good shape and smooth bore. It locks up tight. The left barrel seems to be "choked " tighter than the right. A 44 mag round will chamber in both barrels. Was this gun made to shoot some kind of an early snake shot load or am I way off base on this guess. My search in all of my books shows no reference to anything close to this weapon. Any help identifying and pricing it would be appreciated.