L H Hagen

A little taste of a Norwegian Gunsmith’s store from 1908. It’s a pity the fixtures and fittings like these no more are to be found – at least not in our part of the World.

L. H. Hagen was a successful gunsmith and probably Mr. Larsen’s largest customer in the 1870s. He was never the inventor that Larsen was, but he was a good business man and built up a solid business that lasted almost 100 years. He is possibly best known for his Hagen Herkules rifle, built on Larsen’s tennstempel rifle’s principles, but with a bettered locking enabling it to fire more powerful smokeless cartridges.

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