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by Rick Riddell 230
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: What can you tell me about these locks?
Replies: 3
Views: 1039

What can you tell me about these locks?

The gun was made in 1888 from Charles Osborne and supplied to James Lang in the white. Which brings up another query, have you ever seen an Osborne with drop edges?
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by Rick Riddell 230
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Chilton and Hodges action and locks
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Chilton and Hodges action and locks

Is there any place to find examples of either of these two makers? Were they marked or any telltale signs?
by Rick Riddell 230
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: London/Belgium?/Birmingham proof marks?
Replies: 5
Views: 1602

Re: London/Belgium?/Birmingham proof marks?

It’s in transport right now, Woodcock Hill is part of the new Thomas Bland & sons shop out of Benton Pennsylvania, as to why they used an auto hand stencil is beyond me, glad it’s on the short rib and not on the top! I’ll probably get that cleaned up. So I have found more info on this piece, made in...
by Rick Riddell 230
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: London/Belgium?/Birmingham proof marks?
Replies: 5
Views: 1602

Re: London/Belgium?/Birmingham proof marks?

Black powder or nitro?
by Rick Riddell 230
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Barrel Marks
Replies: 5
Views: 1524

Re: Barrel Marks

Thanks guys for entertaining my questions, I’m learning as fast as I can! Unfortunately it seems more people are interested in Berettas and Benelli’s I would hate to see this history lost!
by Rick Riddell 230
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: London/Belgium?/Birmingham proof marks?
Replies: 5
Views: 1602

Re: London/Belgium?/Birmingham proof marks?

The woodcock hill (Thomasbland.net)would be the importer, why they did it that was is beyond me! What else troubles you about the proofs? I’m curious about the Belgian proofs would the tubes have been outsourced? Possible donor tubes ( where are the rest of the proof marks, if it was a donor)?
by Rick Riddell 230
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: London/Belgium?/Birmingham proof marks?
Replies: 5
Views: 1602

London/Belgium?/Birmingham proof marks?

It's on a James Lang sidelock. Not sure exactly what is going on here?

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by Rick Riddell 230
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Barrel Marks
Replies: 5
Views: 1524

Re: Barrel Marks

this is from another Lincoln Jeffries
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by Rick Riddell 230
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Barrel Marks
Replies: 5
Views: 1524

Re: Barrel Marks

UK, Birmingham poofs, (photos above)the first pic was found on a Lincoln Jeffries and the second pic is unmarked, but shares the same style build. (Photos below) These two are very similar I haven’t seen the barrels on the Wilkes to see if it had the same mark. https://i.ibb.co/VM9tXwv/4-CFA2-C19-85...
by Rick Riddell 230
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Barrel Marks
Replies: 5
Views: 1524

Barrel Marks

Just out of curiosity is anyone familiar with this barrel marking? I have seen it on a few guns. It's two circles and a dot in the middle.
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