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About the author:

Charles E. Carder was born in 1931 in New York State. He was raised in western Ohio, where he began hunting with his father at the early age of nine years old. He became a dedicated hunter in his home state.

He his interest in Hopkins and Allen firearms began in 1979 and he became an enthusiastic collector in this field. He had a large file of photos, graphics, catalogs, sales brochures and other related items. He also collected side by side shotguns with unusual mechanisms.

Some his articles appeared in the Double Gun Journal, the Gun Report and others. He wrote collector columns for The Single Shot Exchange and Gun Journal and was author of many historical books. Carder war a friend and colleague of Joe Vorisek who researched many of the same subjects. See his books below:

Charles Carder, author