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by John 39
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: J D Dougall
Replies: 5
Views: 45

Re: J D Dougall

Hi John, I am now feeling stupid and guilty for probably wasting your time. I can see where the proof marks should have been -but the gun has been decommissioned with plugs welded into the barrels and the welds are where the proof marks should have been. I am sure this makes the gun valueless not th...
by John 39
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: J D Dougall
Replies: 5
Views: 45

Re: J D Dougall

Hi John, If you take the barrels off and turn them over you will see a flat bit under the chambers on which the proof marks should be stamped. The picture sent shows the action flats which have the usual London View mark. Barrels were “viewed” before finishing to identify flaws so as not to waste ti...
by John 39
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: J D Dougall
Replies: 5
Views: 45

Re: J D Dougall

Presumably your gun has a downward moving side lever and the gun closes with a snap action. Originally it would have used the normal cartridge case and Schultze gunpowder. It may have some choke in the barrels. If you could send me a photo of the proof marks on the underside of the barrel flats, I m...
by John 39
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: J D Dougall
Replies: 5
Views: 45

Re: J D Dougall

Thanks for getting back to me - much appreciated. What version is it? I have no idea!
by John 39
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: J D Dougall
Replies: 5
Views: 45

Re: J D Dougall

Your gun dates to 1866. The question is "What version is it?" The full history of the firm appears in our database.

John
by John 39
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: J D Dougall
Replies: 5
Views: 45

J D Dougall

I have a J D Dougall gun No. 2562 Lockfast. It is beautiful but I don't know anything about it. Can you help?

John Read
by John 39
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Charles Boswell
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: Charles Boswell

Hi Alan,

Your gun dates to 1905.

John
by John 39
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Charles Boswell
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Charles Boswell

Can you give me the year of my Charles Boswell 12 bore gun no
15136 with Damascus barrels. I am a member.

Alan Woodward
by John 39
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Edmund Pope
Replies: 2
Views: 12

Re: Edmund Pope

John, the gun looks like a cut-away. I have seen a dozen or so examples of American shotguns and rifles with the cut-away construction, allowing someone to see how the inside works. We feel these all were used by the company or salesmen on the road to show the positive details of the gun they hoped ...
by John 39
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Edmund Pope
Replies: 2
Views: 12

Re: Edmund Pope

This is not like any other gun that I have seen. What could this gun be for? Defence against highwaymen? Short barrels and no foresight suggests concealment or more likely the barrels have been shortened – for what reason?. “Lockfast”? Is this his version of the Dougall Lockfast? I guess Lockfast wa...