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    Bill Lessard stands with a sawed-off shotgun that dates back to the late 1800s at Redington Museum in Waterville on Thursday. Lessard found the antique shotgun while renovating the former Hathaway factory on Appleton Street in 1970. He plans to donate the relic to the museum.

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    Bill Lessard donated the sawed-off shotgun he found in the old Hathaway factory in Waterville in 1970 to the Redington Museum Thursday.s

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    The sawed-off shotgun Bill Lessard found while working at the old Hathaway factory in 1970, and a clipping of a Morning Sentinel item about the find at the time. Lessard, who now lives in North Carolina, donated the shotgun to Waterville's Redington Museum this week.

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    This sawed-off shotgun that dates back to the late 1800s was donated to the Redington Museum Thursday. Bill Lessard found it in the window well of the old Hathaway factory on Appleton Street in 1970.

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    Bill Lessard found this sawed-off shotgun in a window well at the former Hathaway shirt factory on Appleton Street in Waterville in 1970. He donated it to the Redington Museum in Waterville Thursday.

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