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It’s on the Alfred Davis boxlock I just got, the serial number is 1960, interesting thing it also has 8 84 stamped on the flats, barrels and forend wood. I’m sure they are elsewhere just haven’t seen them yet.
AWESOME!! I take it you got my email? How were you able to fill in the blanks ??? This site is fun, I love the detective work you guys put in! I better stop buying British doubles!! Thank you John, for breathing life back into these (some forgotten) craftsmen!!
The 4 Hampton address catalog I got from Cornell press states it was from 1925. I’ll check the proofs on the boxlock I have with the Hampton road address. Very curious indeed! He may have started in Ilford and made his way to London proper by the 30’s.
Wait now I am confused, there are two Alfred Davis’ in the database, one at 4 Bishopsgate London and the other at 4 Hampton road Ilford, these two entities have to be the same person, I have a catalog and gun for Davis at 4 Hampton road, the catalog has (From J. Blanch and Son) same as the label you...
- Thu May 16, 2019 5:02 pm
- Forum: Shotgun
- Topic: any in depth look at Braddells out of Belfast
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Was curious to see if any indepth look has been done? I know the records were once available, but no contact info these days. Were they a retailer, maker or both and any clue who may have supplied or did they supply to the gun trade?
- Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:05 pm
- Forum: Shotgun
- Topic: Letter prefixes before serial numbers on trade guns
- Replies: 6
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Yes john, I got them, what a list and thank you so much! This info really brings to light the expanse of the gun trade in the UK! It still boggles the mind, with such a profound profession back then that there are few who still practice the craft these days. I mainly have focused my passion for doub...