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10. October 2009 kl. 12:43:05
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E.A.van Holthe tot Echten

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who can give me information about a hunting rifle side by side cal 16 and 500 black powder 2 5/8 made by a Norwaine gunsmith Halvor Torgersen & Co?
I am interessed in the history of the gun and the factory.

11. October 2009 kl. 13:42:31
Reply #1

The Norwegian


Congratulasjon whit a nice combination gun, do you have any pictures of the gun?
There is a article in Norwegian about the gun smith in this forum, but it does not say mutch. http://www.forum.svartkrutt.net/index.php?mode=search&search=+Halvor+Torgersen+%26+Co

But you coud may be translate it to dutch. There is a book about him and other Norwegians gun smiths, the books name is ( Blant Pistolsmeder og Bøssemakere) written by John. Sv Dahl. You may order it on some net butique.
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13. October 2009 kl. 8:52:46
Reply #2

The Norwegian


Here is your gun, i scaled down the picture to make it fit, there is a limit on the size on the picture on the site.
Nice Norwegian gun any way, when are you gonna sell it to me:-D



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13. October 2009 kl. 13:43:25
Reply #3

Kammerherren


Ahhh, what a nice combination gun! I love it! :-)
Kammerherren

14. October 2009 kl. 0:45:49
Reply #4

jke


Very interesting that they used one fluid steel barrel and one damascus barrel.

14. October 2009 kl. 16:44:06
Reply #5

The Norwegian


The shot gun barrel is damascus and the rifle barrel is fluid, i tink if the rifle barrel were damascus barrel, it woud break... But it is a nice item:-)
« Last Edit: 14. October 2009 kl. 16:44:46 by 221 »
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Formann i Søndre Vestfold Svartkruttlaug
Net side til svartkrutt klubb i Vestfold www.sondrevestfoldsvartkruttlaug.net

22. December 2009 kl. 21:42:53
Reply #6

Cpt. Crook

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I'm afraid this is "just another" Belgium gun, but with one mildly interesting detail: The rear stock seems to be a later Norwegian stock, but I would need better pictures to be sure.

As far as I know, Halvor Torgersen & Co, later Torgersen & Co, even later Torgersen Sport, never produced firearms. They did, however, sell rather many. One finds a fair amount of the Belgium Larsen tennstempel rifles marked Torgersen and also other guns. It was usual in the latter half of the 1800's to mark the imported Belgium weapons with the sellers name and not the producers. These were most often mass produced objects for sale through anybody that could sell them.

Torgersen Sport in Stortingsgaten entered bankruptcy in the 1990's as far as I remember. They tried to expand with another 3-4 shops and it just did not work.

Sorry.

Trond

04. January 2010 kl. 20:57:06
Reply #7

halvor torgersen

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My paternal great-grandfather Halvor Torgersen III 1848 - 1919 ran a general hunting and gun store in Christiania (now Oslo) in the latter part of the 19th century.  It was probably taken over by his brother Ludvig Torgersen, under whose name it existed in the centre of Oslo in Stortingsgaten street.  HT had a commercial education and was not a gunsmith himself.

Hoping to have served you with this information, I remain
yours sincerely

Halvor Torgersen VI