Hank Williams Jr. is on the search for a missing family heirloom in the form of a Remington Model 11/48 16-gauge shotgun with a serial number that ends with 5811. The shotgun was not stolen necessarily, but could have been misplaced when Hank Jr. went through a series of moves over the years. However it went missing, a $5,000 reward has been offered up for the return of the shotgun, with a $1,000 finders fee for anyone who can locate the heirloom. It is thought to be somewhere in the Cullman, Alabama area, but could have traveled anywhere by this point.
“Growing up, I spent a lot of time in South Alabama with my Granddad Sheppard. Now I’m looking for his shotgun,” Hank Jr. says. “I want to pass that old Remington down to my children and grandchildren. I believe it’s in this area, and I’m willing to give the person who has it fifty $100 bills, no questions asked, no chance of criminal prosecution.”
Hank Jr.’s attorney, Steve Smith, is the one handling the search. “There is no suggestion that the shotgun was ever stolen and no risk of any follow-up after a successful recovery,” Smith says. “It was probably lost when Hank moved from Cullman to Paris—possibly from his cabin on Smith Lake. If the finder would prefer a gun or a guitar I’m sure that can be arranged with a proper certificate of authenticity.”
Anyone who may have information on the shotgun is asked to reach out to Steve Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (256) 734-4721.
Hank Williams Jr. is heading out on the road this summer, with 15 dates between May and August, starting with an appearance May 31st in at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, NH as part of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s farewell tour. For more information on live tour dates, CLICK HERE.