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by John 39
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: antique shotgun Edward Perry London
Replies: 1
Views: 21

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: 1
Views: 33

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: 408

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: 289

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: 289

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: 313

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: 199

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...
by John 39
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: What can you tell me about these locks?
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: What can you tell me about these locks?

I can't help much either, but wonder why would James Lang ask Osborn (rather than anyone else) to make locks for them? I thought James Lang only made top quality guns, but maybe this was a keeper's gun. As a matter of interest, how many pins show on the outside?
by John 39
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: E. Anson boxlock ser #37647
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Re: E. Anson boxlock ser #37647

Only four guns by E Anson have been recorded, all with the Egyptian Hall address which was, in fact, his fathers. The numbers range from 500 to 5000. Yours must be a trade gun bearing the maker's number. Full history of both Ansons in the database.