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by John 39
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Can anyone help me with a piece of local history
Replies: 11
Views: 50

Re: Can anyone help me with a piece of local history

Under the barrels just in front of the serial number are a couple of letters the first being H, can you read the other?
by John 39
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Can anyone help me with a piece of local history
Replies: 11
Views: 50

Re: Can anyone help me with a piece of local history

Definitely a Birmingham trade maker, maybe Holloway. Richardson was only ever a retailer. Some pins were screwed in but this should push out either to the left or the right. If you have to, you might be able to lengthen the front lump by a thou or three by hammering it on the sides. The gun is not w...
by John 39
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: antique shotgun Edward Perry London
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: antique shotgun Edward Perry London

Edward Perry is not a name we know, and we have never heard of anyone collecting his guns. No Edward Perry has ever been recorded in any of the historical gun books or street directories, and as regards his father no Perry in London was ever a gun maker. We have searched for all the Perrys in London...
by John 39
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: E Anson & Co serial no.
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: E Anson & Co serial no.

His father was a trade maker and no guns bearing his name have been seen. The numbers may have been started by his father a job numbers rather than gun numbers. E Anson numbers started in the 10,000 range and the highest recorded was in the 14,000 range in 1896/7. From 1904 the numbers re-started in...
by John 39
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Rogers patterned or patented Top Lever action
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: Rogers patterned or patented Top Lever action

The Rogers action was patented by John Thomas Rogers and John Rogers patent (No. 397 of 29 January 1881). In 1880 John moved from 20 Slaney Street to 78 Lower Tower Street, Birmingham, and on 29 January 1881 he and his son John (II) registered the patent for a side-lock action which became one of th...
by John 39
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Shotgun spares
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Shotgun spares

When I said "tell you where to go" I meant for spares!
by John 39
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Shotgun spares
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Shotgun spares

Try Peter Dyson or E J Blackley, they are your best bet, or do a general search for "flintlock parts UK". "Shotgun parts will bring you a lot of rubbish. If Peter Dyson can't help they may be able to tell you where to go. Nice people!
by John 39
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Best gun, mid grade or low grade
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: Best gun, mid grade or low grade

Is this a 20 bore? Dipped edge lock plates were fashionable when this was made. The engraving with gold inlay on the name on the barrels suggests this was a good if not very good rather than a low grade gun. Do I see some unusual bolsters? These were probably built into the gun because of the light ...
by John 39
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Jokes, one-liners and cryptic comments
Topic: Do men set the rules?
Replies: 0
Views: 201

Do men set the rules?

A man got married, and after the wedding told his wife: "I'll be home when I want, if I want, and at what time I want, and I don't expect any hassle from you. I expect a proper dinner to be on the table unless I tell you that I won't be home for dinner. I'll go hunting and fishing when I want with m...