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by John 39
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: striations on a purdey hammer action
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: striations on a purdey hammer action

Hi Ray,

I presume that by striations you mean file marks, these are to be expected on lower quality guns but not high quality ones.
by John 39
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: A New History of Reilly of London, Gun Makers and a Serial Number Dating Chart
Replies: 30
Views: 1881

Re: A New History of Reilly of London, Gun Makers and a Serial Number Dating Chart

Hi Gene, This reply may be a little more than you expected. Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:00 am Gene’s statement: Now John, You have issued a challenge. John’s reply: I have issued no challenges. I hardly ever argue and I try to avoid all disagreements.I do not seek to impose my views on anyone. I am a complet...
by John 39
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Peter Colbourne Gunmaker
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Peter Colbourne Gunmaker

Hi Barry,

I never met him but do remember his name and seeing his advertisements. I'm sure his guns were entirely made in Spain, but there won't very many of them. As far as I know there are no records of serial numbers.
by John 39
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: James Kirk
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: James Kirk

Daryl is correct, this is a Holloway gun made in 1912. Lucky you!
by John 39
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Asprey
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Re: Asprey

The firm produced guns from 1983 to 2006. They definitely did not retail guns prior to 1983. Their full history is in our database.
by John 39
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: A New History of Reilly of London, Gun Makers and a Serial Number Dating Chart
Replies: 30
Views: 1881

Re: A New History of Reilly of London, Gun Makers and a Serial Number Dating Chart

Gene, Firstly, we have no particular interest in J C and E M Reilly, they were just one English gun maker amongst 12 to 14 thousand others. The Internet Gun Club website exists only to record as much as we know about all gun makers in the English speaking world and pass this information on to anybod...
by John 39
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Anyone familiar with this name?
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: Anyone familiar with this name?

I have no idea !
by John 39
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Anyone familiar with this name?
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: Anyone familiar with this name?

Any other details, proof marks, what sort of gun is it?
by John 39
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Hunting, Wildlife and Conservation
Topic: 2 old dogs
Replies: 1
Views: 718

Re: 2 old dogs

When I go shooting I make sure I'm smartly dressed !