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Who was the manufacturer of a nickel or stainless 12 gauge Columbia single barrel with a US nickel embedded on the side?



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The Columbia name was used by several manufacturers. Other markings could narrow it down, but the most likely makers are WH Davenport, Harrington and Richardson, and Hopkins and Allen. It's unlikely that the nickel was put in the stock by the manufacturer. If it was made by any of those I mentioned, it will be nickle (or bright, unblued steel), as stainless steel wasn't available in the time period it would have been manufactured.