Long after my grandparents passed, the guns were stored away, and it was some time before they found their way into my possession. The beautiful waterfowl 10-gauge W&C Scott & Son hammer gun was one I shared with The Upland Almanac readers a few issues ago, but I never warmed up to the Baker Batavia Leader, Grandpa’s upland gun.
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