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by John 39
Fri Jun 17, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: London proof marks on a .410 Hammergun
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: London proof marks on a .410 Hammergun

Your wife is going to be pleased with that black stain on her carpet. Try Swarfega, I use it on shirts, trousers everything. Dab it on, leave it for an hour or two, wash normally, deny everything. All Cogswell guns were all proved in London. This mark is either the lion rampant over GP mark or the L...
by John 39
Wed Jun 08, 2022 11:23 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: R Bolter shotgun
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: R Bolter shotgun

He is not listed anywhere and was probably an employee of one of the London companies who made a gun for himself after he retired.
by John 39
Fri Jun 03, 2022 11:35 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: George H Daw Gunmakers
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: George H Daw Gunmakers

As their history on this website says, the George H Daw name is now used by Bill Blacker & Sons (inquiries@billblacker.co.uk or telephone 01268730375), barrel makers and repairers but now also makers of shotguns and double rifles. It may be that Bill Blacker & Sons has closed. Your gun proba...
by John 39
Tue May 24, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Thomas Wild
Replies: 7
Views: 1008

Re: Thomas Wild

Hi Anders, Sorry to be so long in replying. Your gun seems to have been originally sold to Perrins, a gun retailer in Johannesburg, no doubt related to one of the many Perrins gun makers in Birmingham. It seems he sold the gun to a Mr J Buchal on 16 May 1924. It must have come back to England becaus...
by John 39
Thu Mar 17, 2022 12:36 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: russell hillsdon royal counties
Replies: 7
Views: 4624

Re: russell hillsdon royal counties

Wrights supplied many retailers but they were a small firm and it seems to me that it has become fashionable to name them but unlikely that they were the makers. They could not have made more than a few hundred guns but those they did make were of very good quality.
by John 39
Mon Mar 14, 2022 11:38 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Thomas Wild
Replies: 7
Views: 1008

Re: Thomas Wild

Can't be of much help. The first record book starts with 7420 in 1894 which indicates your gun dates to 1892/3.
by John 39
Fri Mar 04, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Cogswell & Harrison email from Charles posted by moderator
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Re: Cogswell & Harrison email from Charles posted by moderator

Hi Charles,

About 10,000 Cogswell & Harrison serial numbers between 1906 and 1907 have been lost, but 1906 started with 29892, 1907 starts with 41550 so your guns can be dated to 1906.
by John 39
Fri Mar 04, 2022 3:04 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Cogswell & Harrison email from Charles posted by moderator
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Cogswell & Harrison email from Charles posted by moderator

Hi , I have just bought a pair of c & h 12 bores , I wondered how to age them , the serial numbers are 40493 & 40494 ? Thank you C.W.B.
by John 39
Tue Mar 01, 2022 11:46 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Birmingham gunmaker H Cross
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: Birmingham gunmaker H Cross

The Cross family were active well into the 1900s. You need to look at the history of Joseph Wheeler Cross of Price street. Thomas Cross had a son named Henry / Harry (b.1873) who may be the person you are looking for. I've yet to get around to checking the 1921 census.
by John 39
Mon Feb 07, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: William Cashmore
Replies: 1
Views: 394

Re: William Cashmore

Hi Hayley, This is not a gun of any quality and it is in poor condition, it is a gamekeeper's or farmer's gun, sorry to say it has no value except as a "wall Hanger". I certainly wouldn't use it. I expect the barrels are more pitted inside than out ! Cashmore made a lot of guns some of ver...