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1982 Inductee

Frank Hoppe

Frank A. Hoppe Co.

FRANK HOPPE (Deceased in 1921 at age 46), founder of Frank A. Hoppe Co., is noted for his innovations in the field of firearms safety and maintenance. Hoppe solved a problem in gun care and maintenance that had not been possible up to that time. This served as the opening of a new era in firearms maintenance that meant the preservation of literally millions of fine guns. Additionally, the product opened the way to a whole product line of gun care equipment and the founding of his company. Hoppe was a founding member of the National Rifle Association and became a life member in 1912. 

Please note: This biography was produced from the nominating materials in the candidate’s nominating year, so the information is not current.

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