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by Rick Riddell 230
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Need help with proof date
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: Need help with proof date

Am I as they say “SOL”?
by Rick Riddell 230
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Need help with proof date
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: Need help with proof date

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.
by Rick Riddell 230
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Need help with proof date
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Need help with proof date

Was curious to see if there may be a way to estimate a date on these proofs, there are no date stamps.

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by Rick Riddell 230
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Alfred Davis (J. Blanch)
Replies: 10
Views: 1070

Re: Alfred Davis (J. Blanch)

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!!
by Rick Riddell 230
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Alfred Davis (J. Blanch)
Replies: 10
Views: 1070

Re: Alfred Davis (J. Blanch)

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.
by Rick Riddell 230
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Alfred Davis (J. Blanch)
Replies: 10
Views: 1070

Re: Alfred Davis (J. Blanch)

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...
by Rick Riddell 230
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Alfred Davis (J. Blanch)
Replies: 10
Views: 1070

Re: Alfred Davis (J. Blanch)

Thank you John! I presume the two Alfred Davis entries are the same individual? This gun peaked my curiosity marked by both.
by Rick Riddell 230
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Alfred Davis (J. Blanch)
Replies: 10
Views: 1070

Alfred Davis (J. Blanch)

Was curious to see if there was more info on him than what is in the database? Did he get guns from Blanch & Sons?
by Rick Riddell 230
Thu May 16, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: any in depth look at Braddells out of Belfast
Replies: 10
Views: 949

any in depth look at Braddells out of Belfast

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?
by Rick Riddell 230
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Letter prefixes before serial numbers on trade guns
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Re: Letter prefixes before serial numbers on trade guns

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...