Author Topic: Johnson City School Gum Makers  (Read 1101 times)

Offline Olesmokey

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Johnson City School Gum Makers
« on: August 26, 2019, 06:40:29 PM »
I just found some nice guns by Hacker Martin and Lester Smith on the Premier Auction at Rockislandauction.com.

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Re: Johnson City School Gum Makers
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2019, 09:39:40 PM »
I just found some nice guns by Hacker Martin and Lester Smith on the Premier Auction at Rockislandauction.com.
Those of us that were planning on bidding on those guns would like to thank you for pointing them out to everyone. ::)
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Re: Johnson City School Gum Makers
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2019, 10:30:16 PM »
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Re: Johnson City School Gum Makers
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2019, 12:53:06 AM »
Why is Hacker considered 'Johnson City?' I understand the Lester Smith connection but I thought Hacker was in VA somewhere.  Frankly when I think Johnson City (we're talking TN, right?) I think of Louis Smith who really was cranking those mothers out.  Apparently no connection to Lester.  And Lousi knew his business too, there are a couple of guys around here with Louis Smith rifles and while they seem a little "too perfect" to my eye, the guy was one $#*! of a gun stocker and especially engraver.  I would have liked to have sat down and had a good talk with him.  He sure made a $#*! of a lot of rifles, it seems.
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Re: Johnson City School Gum Makers
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2019, 02:02:54 AM »
Hacker Martin was from Virgunia but he worked in Gray, TN, about a stones throw north of Johnson City on I-26.

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Re: Johnson City School Gum Makers
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2019, 06:48:36 PM »
Hacker Martin was from Virgunia but he worked in Gray, TN, about a stones throw north of Johnson City on I-26.

 If I remember right he was From Tenn. and moved to Appomattox Va. where he died in '70. 

 Tim C.

PS: Has anyone ever heard of Bobby Scott(?) Carr? He worked with Hacker and I was told he finished some guns Hacker had started. I met him after Hacker's death but have never seen a gun attributed to him. TC

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Re: Johnson City School Gum Makers
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2019, 10:56:42 PM »
Wonder did the Hacker Martin rifle get sold? thanks, Dave 8) 8)

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Re: Johnson City School Gum Makers
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2019, 05:52:12 PM »
Yes. It sold for $3450.00. I bought the two signed Lester Smith rifles.