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Other Black Powder Firearms => "Brand-X" => 'Other' => Topic started by: Saranac Sam on September 06, 2013, 04:03:04 PM

Title: Ethan Allen - Hoppe's
Post by: Saranac Sam on September 06, 2013, 04:03:04 PM
  Browsing through Gunbroker, here's a couple that are new to me.  Ethan Allen pistols apparently sponsored by Hoppe's.  Is this something new?

(http://i39.tinypic.com/117uyrc.jpg)

or this

(http://i40.tinypic.com/msoyeb.jpg)

They look to be well-produced, but pictures are deceiving.

Edit:  The top one is a 6-shot pepperbox, 30-something caliber, likewise the double barrel.  Belly guns.  My reason for putting them here, part of the single shot black powder tradition.
Title: Re: Ethan Allen - Hoppe's
Post by: Electric Miner on September 06, 2013, 04:35:54 PM
I've always liked pepperboxes. I may have to pick one up one day.
Title: Re: Ethan Allen - Hoppe's
Post by: Fingers McGee on September 06, 2013, 05:40:39 PM
They're .36 caliber.  Hoppes made them back in the 80s and 90s.  IIRC, they made 4 varieties:  Kits, Plain Blued, engraved Blued, and engraved phosphate finishes.
Title: Re: Ethan Allen - Hoppe's
Post by: mike116 on September 06, 2013, 07:09:05 PM
Sam,  are you bidding on the Ethan Allen Pepperbox?  I have been watching it but not bidding.  Thinking about it though.  If you are bidding I'll stay out.  It's not something important for me.
Title: Re: Ethan Allen - Hoppe's
Post by: Saranac Sam on September 06, 2013, 07:15:42 PM
Sam,  are you bidding on the Ethan Allen Pepperbox?  I have been watching it but not bidding.  Thinking about it though.  If you are bidding I'll stay out.  It's not something important for me.

No, not at all, I just thought it was interesting, something sponsored by Hoppe's.  I think it's a cool piece.  If the price stay's right, go for it, I'd like to see somebody here get it.   (T^

 ])M

Title: Re: Ethan Allen - Hoppe's
Post by: Pustic on September 06, 2013, 07:21:24 PM
SS, I have one of those double barrels. It leaves a real nice pattern using #8 shot.
(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s251/Pustic/My%20Guns%20and%20gun%20stuff/243c782a.jpg)

(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s251/Pustic/My%20Guns%20and%20gun%20stuff/de591aea.jpg)

(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s251/Pustic/My%20Guns%20and%20gun%20stuff/100_0736_zps92ebea9f.jpg)
Title: Re: Ethan Allen - Hoppe's
Post by: mike116 on September 06, 2013, 07:26:22 PM
I might get in if it doesn't take off like crazy.  The last hour or so will let you know how bad someone wants it.   So far only 6 bids in 13 days.  maybe there's not a lot of interest.
Title: Re: Ethan Allen - Hoppe's
Post by: Saranac Sam on September 06, 2013, 08:07:07 PM
I might get in if it doesn't take off like crazy.  The last hour or so will let you know how bad someone wants it.   So far only 6 bids in 13 days.  maybe there's not a lot of interest.

Sometimes happens, sometimes there's a frenzy, sometimes nobody's paying attention.  Good luck!
Title: Re: Ethan Allen - Hoppe's
Post by: Saranac Sam on September 06, 2013, 08:13:46 PM
SS, I have one of those double barrels. It leaves a real nice pattern using #8 shot.

(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s251/Pustic/My%20Guns%20and%20gun%20stuff/de591aea.jpg)


Very cool!   I could see me having one of these and shooting it!   (T^

(Pustic, that picture should be your next avatar!  )
Title: Re: Ethan Allen - Hoppe's
Post by: Pustic on September 07, 2013, 09:20:33 AM
SS, I have one of those double barrels. It leaves a real nice pattern using #8 shot.

(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s251/Pustic/My%20Guns%20and%20gun%20stuff/de591aea.jpg)


Very cool!   I could see me having one of these and shooting it!   (T^

(Pustic, that picture should be your next avatar!  )

That's wicked looking, huh.  ])M
Title: Re: Ethan Allen - Hoppe's
Post by: mazo kid on September 07, 2013, 09:51:19 AM
I had a pepper box I built from a kit many years ago; think it was a Classic Arms? Turned out OK, but I believe the Ethan Allen was a better gun.
Title: Re: Ethan Allen - Hoppe's
Post by: mike116 on September 07, 2013, 11:20:09 AM
I like the Ethan Allen Hoppes model because it is a six shot.  All the Classic Arms I have seen are 4 shot.   The GB auction is up to $250 with about 7 minutes to go.  Looks there is a couple guys in a bidding war.   Too much for me.
Title: Re: Ethan Allen - Hoppe's
Post by: mazo kid on September 07, 2013, 12:14:58 PM
WOW! And for a repro that cost, what, $75.00 or so?
Title: Re: Ethan Allen - Hoppe's
Post by: Saranac Sam on September 07, 2013, 12:45:15 PM


  Not surprising.  You can go through the listings on GB and see the pistols we all know and love STARTING at the price we could buy them for through our favorite big box store.  People go nuts at auctions.
Title: Re: Ethan Allen - Hoppe's
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on September 09, 2013, 09:00:22 AM
Yep! Crazy Nuts with the bidding on any auctions!