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by John 39
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Cogswell & Harrison side plated boxlock
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Cogswell & Harrison side plated boxlock

Hi Barry, The C & H gun range over the years was very complicated. The Crown was originally a sidelock and I don't think the name was ever given to a boxlock. I have no idea where any of the marks mentioned might have been put, they may appear only in the company records and not on any gun, The word...
by John 39
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: 1st Antique Gun - Cogswell Harrison Purchase
Replies: 17
Views: 625

Re: 1st Antique Gun - Cogswell Harrison Purchase

You can't go wrong with a Silvers pad.
by John 39
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Cogswell & Harrison side plated boxlock
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Cogswell & Harrison side plated boxlock

My great grandfather worked as a shopman for Cogswell & Harrison for a couple of years from 1880, he lived with the Harrison family in the Strand during this time. The firm produced thousands of guns for the "wider" market, it disappoints me to look at most of their models which, lacking the name of...
by John 39
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: 1st Antique Gun - Cogswell Harrison Purchase
Replies: 17
Views: 625

Re: 1st Antique Gun - Cogswell Harrison Purchase

Really sorry to hear that you have had it, hope you recover completely and quickly. What frightens me is the realization that lock-down for 3 months is a myth, it seems to me 6 months is more like it, and then perhaps it'll drag on for 18 months or so. The Government pretends to be transparent about...
by John 39
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: 1st Antique Gun - Cogswell Harrison Purchase
Replies: 17
Views: 625

Re: 1st Antique Gun - Cogswell Harrison Purchase

The gun may need a clean or just lubrication, I doubt if it is a case of wear and tear. Regarding the brass disc on the lid of the case your only chance of replacing this would be to go to any engineering company or perhaps an engineer friend (retired or not). Get him/them to measure the diameter an...
by John 39
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: 1st Antique Gun - Cogswell Harrison Purchase
Replies: 17
Views: 625

Re: 1st Antique Gun - Cogswell Harrison Purchase

Sorry Lance, I didn't pick up on the lack of a re-sleeving mark. As your gun is not marked as sleeved, it hasn't been. Those are the original barrels as they came out of the factory. You are likely to get the right leather and buckles if you take the old straps to a saddler (bridle and saddle shop),...
by John 39
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: 1st Antique Gun - Cogswell Harrison Purchase
Replies: 17
Views: 625

Re: 1st Antique Gun - Cogswell Harrison Purchase

Hi Mark, The polish will harden more and more over time. I would leave it a week or so between coats re-polishing every time it gets wet. If your gun gets wet dismantle it and wipe it with a paper kitchen towel. Open and hang your gun slip over a door to dry overnight. Leave the dismantled gun overn...
by John 39
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: 1st Antique Gun - Cogswell Harrison Purchase
Replies: 17
Views: 625

Re: 1st Antique Gun - Cogswell Harrison Purchase

This gun was proofed in London as usual with C & H. The crown over V mark shows it was "Viewed" when partly built. If it faied viewing it would have been scrapped and no further expense would have been incurred. The Crown over GP Mark shows it passed final proof when finished. The NITRO PROOF words ...
by John 39
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: 1st Antique Gun - Cogswell Harrison Purchase
Replies: 17
Views: 625

Re: 1st Antique Gun - Cogswell Harrison Purchase

We don't have a catalogue for the 1920s but you might find one somewhere. We think the Blagdon was the first to have ornamental sideplates, from 1900. Cogswell's "Sandhurst" from 1906 model also had them. These were all produced up to or after the Second World War. The Cogswell & Harrison book publi...
by John 39
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: 1st Antique Gun - Cogswell Harrison Purchase
Replies: 17
Views: 625

Re: 1st Antique Gun - Cogswell Harrison Purchase

I always use "Neatsfoot" oil applied liberally with a brush to all leather goods, with more applied after an hour or two to any areas which have dried quickly. Then leave in a warm place for a day or two. Serial Number 55662 dates to 1927. If the gun is a real sidelock the sideplate will be all in o...