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Does anyone have any information about a shotgun developed & made by Charles (Sparrow) Young.
It is marked as a Double Shot Pump. Instead of the action being slid towards the rear, this slides forward. Any information would be helpful. Thanks
 

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Nitro man, thanks for the information. That’s more details about the the gun than I’ve been able to find. There is one in the ATA Hall of Fame, with Mr. Young’s photo, that leads one to believe he used it to win the Grand. I had read somewhere earlier that he had used a different gun but after seeing the display in the HoF. I thought I was mistaken about what I had read earlier. Thanks again.
 

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"Sparrow" Young used lots of guns
He had the Long Run on Targets for 1899 with 211 straight May 8 at Peoria, Ill., and used a Smith at the 1899 GAH at Live Birds.

Using the nom de plume of “Robin Hood” (as a rep for the Robin Hood Powder Co.) he used a Smith in April 1900 at the GAH at Live Birds, then broke 25 straight at the Grand American Handicap at Targets in June 1900 with his own Young Repeating Arms Co. two shot pump.
http://www.traphof.org/People-Stories/sparrow-youngs-shotgun.html

Here is the gun at the ATA HOF

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After his repeating shotgun business failed, he was a demonstrator for Baker Gun (W.R. Crosby having left Baker for Hunter Arms in 1900), a trade representative for Peters, and in 1907 he was shooting a Parker.

In the 1908 GAH Preliminary Handicap, now using a Winchester 1897 he tied the winning Amateur score, 95x100.

At the 1913 GAH he won the Professional Championship 197x200 from 22 yards using a Winchester Model 12.

He won the 1926 GAH with an Ithaca SBT

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"Sparrow" Young used lots of guns
He had the Long Run on Targets for 1899 with 211 straight May 8 at Peoria, Ill., and used a Smith at the 1899 GAH at Live Birds.

Using the nom de plume of “Robin Hood” (as a rep for the Robin Hood Powder Co.) he used a Smith in April 1900 at the GAH at Live Birds, then broke 25 straight at the Grand American Handicap at Targets in June 1900 with his own Young Repeating Arms Co. two shot pump.
http://www.traphof.org/People-Stories/sparrow-youngs-shotgun.html

Here is the gun at the ATA HOF

View attachment 1755914

After his repeating shotgun business failed, he was a demonstrator for Baker Gun (W.R. Crosby having left Baker for Hunter Arms in 1900), a trade representative for Peters, and in 1907 he was shooting a Parker.

In the 1908 GAH Preliminary Handicap, now using a Winchester 1897 he tied the winning Amateur score, 95x100.

At the 1913 GAH he won the Professional Championship 197x200 from 22 yards using a Winchester Model 12.

He won the 1926 GAH with an Ithaca SBT

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"Sparrow" Young used lots of guns
He had the Long Run on Targets for 1899 with 211 straight May 8 at Peoria, Ill., and used a Smith at the 1899 GAH at Live Birds.

Using the nom de plume of “Robin Hood” (as a rep for the Robin Hood Powder Co.) he used a Smith in April 1900 at the GAH at Live Birds, then broke 25 straight at the Grand American Handicap at Targets in June 1900 with his own Young Repeating Arms Co. two shot pump.
http://www.traphof.org/People-Stories/sparrow-youngs-shotgun.html

Here is the gun at the ATA HOF

View attachment 1755914

After his repeating shotgun business failed, he was a demonstrator for Baker Gun (W.R. Crosby having left Baker for Hunter Arms in 1900), a trade representative for Peters, and in 1907 he was shooting a Parker.

In the 1908 GAH Preliminary Handicap, now using a Winchester 1897 he tied the winning Amateur score, 95x100.

At the 1913 GAH he won the Professional Championship 197x200 from 22 yards using a Winchester Model 12.

He won the 1926 GAH with an Ithaca SBT

View attachment 1755913
 
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