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by James M. Warren 374
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Rifle
Topic: Cogswell & Harrison Certus
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: Cogswell & Harrison Certus

Hello John, The CERTUS is a fairly rare enigma, I think only about a dozen or so are known to exist? I have pulled the appellation "New Model" from the C&H 1903 catalog, evidently the original CERTUS introduced in 1890 was redesigned/upgraded and then patented in 1900, seemingly to be able to handle...
by James M. Warren 374
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Rifle
Topic: Cogswell & Harrison Certus
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Cogswell & Harrison Certus

Posting my new acquisition up for the interest of this forum. A relative rarity; this Cogswell & Harrison "New Model" Certus is in .450/.400 3 1/4" Nitro Express. Dated 3Mar1903 by Cogswell & Harrison and sold to retailer P. Orr & Sons, Madras & Rangoon. Proofed 60 grains Cordite & 400 grain bullet,...
by James M. Warren 374
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Rifle
Topic: Alexander Henry 1870 Patent Hammerless rifle
Replies: 2
Views: 1241

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: 1241

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: 1238

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: 7405

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: 7405

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: 7405

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: 7405

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: 1134

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...