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Old 11-06-2015, 09:48 AM
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I just received factory letter on my prewar 38/44 and it went to Kennedy Brothers Arms Co. in Minneapolis, MN. Have not been able to find out much about this company. Anyone have any info? Did they supply guns to law enforcement? Thanks, Ron
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Here's a verbatim re-post of something I said in another thread.

Kennedy Brothers Arms Co. of St. Paul was said to have been founded shortly after the Civil War and was still in business at least into the 1950s. I haven't found references to the business in more recent decades, but then I haven't looked that hard.

Teddy Roosevelt bought a couple of long guns from them at some point. The company issued periodic catalogs which are available from time to time at Ebay and similar places.

I don't know if the company was involved in purchases for local LE agencies. It wouldn't surprise me to learn that they were.
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David, Thanks for the info on Kennedy Brothers. I have checked online and find very little info on them. I will try ebay and see if I can locate an old catalog. Regards, Ron
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Cornell Publications has one old catalog reprinted, probably before the time you need. If you've searched the web, you've probably found the collage of letterheads suggesting the address change from St. Paul to Minneapolis below.

Cornell Publications -Kennedy Bros (St. Paul) Hunting & Fishing 1910 Catalog
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One of their shops at Third and Robert, St. Paul, around 1900.

Inside view of their retail store, St. Paul, undated.

Storefront in the 1940s, I assume in Minneapolis.

Unfortunately, the thumbnails of the first two are no longer source-supported on the web forums where they were originally posted, so this is the best quality available.
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Absalom, Thank you for the pix. Looks like a store which I would feel right at home in. Was hoping that the 38/44 would have lettered to a known individual, but it does not change how nice the gun is today. thanks again, Ron
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Ahlman's is Southwest of the twin cities, but it has a long and rich history. You could give them a call and see if anyone there knows about Kennedy.
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Thanks, Goblin, I may just contact them to see what they can offer. Regards, Ron
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