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by James M. Warren 374
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Rifle
Topic: Vickers Rifles .242 .318 .404 Survey
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Re: Vickers Rifles .242 .318 .404 Survey

Have just aquired a Cogswell & Harrison, Ltd. marked .242 Vickers sporting rifle. The barrel is engraved ".242 Express" and from the "Cogswell & Harrison, Ltd" marking it would seem to date on or after 1932 (when the name was changed to "Ltd."). Serial number is 4017 which does not appear in Cogswel...
by James M. Warren 374
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Rifle
Topic: Rigby .450 Express Double Rifle
Replies: 0
Views: 111

Rigby .450 Express Double Rifle

I am looking for more possible provenience on my Rigby Best Quality .450 3-1/4 Express double rifle. As you can see from the Rigby certificate it was finished and sold in 1872 to a “Capt. Goff”. My search has uncovered a Capt W.G.D Goff 1838-1917 of Glenville and Waterford, Ireland that fits the exp...
by James M. Warren 374
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Rifle
Topic: R B Rodda & Co Calcutta & Birmingham .404 Jeffery
Replies: 6
Views: 2255

Re: R B Rodda & Co Calcutta & Birmingham .404 Jeffery

As the vernacular goes: I am really "chuffed" to have this rifle, and am glad I could contribute to the forum. It is a shame that the present R.B.Rodda apparently have no interest in sharing their history ........ As with the old Lyon and Lyon their company records surely exist somewhere but they ar...
by James M. Warren 374
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Rifle
Topic: R B Rodda & Co Calcutta & Birmingham .404 Jeffery
Replies: 6
Views: 2255

Re: R B Rodda & Co Calcutta & Birmingham .404 Jeffery

I am the present owner of this rifle, bought it a few months ago from the gent that had imported it to the USA via Holts. As far as I can discern, the barrel and action are the only original R.B.Rodda parts. Trigger guard and floor plate are from Blackburn, the scope mounts are modern hand detachabl...