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by James M. Warren 374
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Rifle
Topic: Alexander Henry 1870 Patent Hammerless rifle
Replies: 2
Views: 601

Re: Alexander Henry 1870 Patent Hammerless rifle

Col. C.G. Gordon actually was a personality even before his promotion to full Colonel in Feb.1872. His exploits in China in the 1860's commanding the defeat of Taiping rebels, and attendant diplomacy earned him the nickname "Chinese" Gordon and he was rather widely known of at the time. I do have co...
by James M. Warren 374
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Rifle
Topic: Alexander Henry 1870 Patent Hammerless rifle
Replies: 2
Views: 601

Alexander Henry 1870 Patent Hammerless rifle

Hello John, Have acquired an Alexander Henry Hammerless single shot sporting rifle, calibre .577/.450 MH. Serial number 2817 entered in the Henry books on 31Aug1872. The interesting bit is that the buyer was one "Col. Gordon" My rather meager skills at internet sleuthing have turned up only one acti...
by James M. Warren 374
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Rifle
Topic: G.E. Lewis Barrel maker?
Replies: 1
Views: 623

G.E. Lewis Barrel maker?

This might be as promising a place as any to post this question: My G.E. Lewis 8 Bore double rifle (circa 1879-80) barrels are stamped with the likely barrel makers initials "T.M." and barrels serial number 18845 I have been unable to narrow down who may have been the barrel maker. The museum in Lee...
by James M. Warren 374
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Rifle
Topic: Vickers Rifles .242 .318 .404 Survey
Replies: 8
Views: 6380

Re: Vickers Rifles .242 .318 .404 Survey

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by James M. Warren 374
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Rifle
Topic: Vickers Rifles .242 .318 .404 Survey
Replies: 8
Views: 6380

Re: Vickers Rifles .242 .318 .404 Survey

Alan, Full length pictures now: If you want better resolution I can easily email better ones to you. - Mike I took it out of the wood and aside from a few of what are likely inspectors stamps on the bottom of the action behind the recoil lug there is nothing....... The action is not a commercial act...
by James M. Warren 374
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Rifle
Topic: Vickers Rifles .242 .318 .404 Survey
Replies: 8
Views: 6380

Re: Vickers Rifles .242 .318 .404 Survey

Hello again Alan, Your observation on your last post: "...... so within the Vickers rifle production of 1920 to 1940. However, I do not see Cogswell’s buying off Vickers as they were selling a lot more centre fire sporting rifles than Vickers ever did......" I have recently read that due to Great De...
by James M. Warren 374
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Rifle
Topic: Vickers Rifles .242 .318 .404 Survey
Replies: 8
Views: 6380

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: 899

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: 7077

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: 7077

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...