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by John 39
Mon May 06, 2024 10:54 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: "T Wild" 12ga shotgun
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: "T Wild" 12ga shotgun

Hi Emmett,

Your gun sold on 3rd July 1941 to a Mr H Wanderer. It is a double barrelled 12 bore Anson and Deeley boxlock with 28 inch barrels, actioned by Perrins whose history is in our database. It was originally priced at £40.
by John 39
Sat Apr 27, 2024 2:57 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Thomas Wild
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Thomas Wild

We have all the Thomas Wild and Rowland Watson records. Your gun was sold on 27 October 1915 to a Mr B Evans.
by John 39
Sat Apr 27, 2024 2:56 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Thomas Wild
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Thomas Wild

Can you date a Thomas Wild,(Whittal Street,Birmingham) Sidelock shotgun Serial No 8944
by John 39
Tue Apr 16, 2024 3:37 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Chubb of Edgware Road
Replies: 2
Views: 939

Re: Chubb of Edgware Road

The firm traded as Chubbs of Edgware, Chubb is a mistake. I think the auctionerr got the name wrong. Almost certainly they bought guns from several makers in the Birminghm gun trade and got the makers to put the Chubbs name on them.
by John 39
Tue Apr 16, 2024 3:29 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Salter & Varge
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Salter & Varge

A lot of guns and parts were made in the late 1800s and not all of them were sold. It would be natural and typical that a merchant such as Salter & Varge would hunt around Birmingham makers to find guns to sell. I don't think this gun was re-barrelled in its early life but almost certainly is wa...
by John 39
Fri Apr 12, 2024 3:03 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Charles Hellis
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Charles Hellis

Serial nmbers for this maker are not very precise but your gun was made in 1896 give or take 1 year.
by John 39
Thu Apr 11, 2024 12:22 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Salter & Varge
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Salter & Varge

Hi Sam, 13/1 is the old method of stating the bore i.e a little tighter than standard 12 bore. The proof master seems to have wanted to use just about all the stamps in his armoury! I think the gun was proved twice although it does not have any re-proved mark. The original proof was just before 1904...
by John 39
Thu Apr 04, 2024 2:35 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Joseph Harkom & Son
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Joseph Harkom & Son

Hi Jeff,

1904 !
by John 39
Wed Mar 27, 2024 3:28 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Tho's Parker help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Tho's Parker help needed

It may be that the gun was re-proved at some stage, but if this happened it would normally have a re-proof mark.
by John 39
Wed Mar 27, 2024 3:04 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: William Ford Underlever Hammer Gun
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: William Ford Underlever Hammer Gun

Hi , Undoubtedly, this is a William Ford gun but it has been rebarreled in the USA. The gun seems to have early hare's ear style hammers and an early side-clip action. It was was probably made in about 1870. The number 350 on the trigger guard is genuine serial number. The Nitro proof marks have bee...