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by John 39
Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:23 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: "Dating,"Charles Boswell d
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: "Dating,"Charles Boswell d

Serial numbers below the 13000 range are not reliable. The address is important. from 1872 to 1890 the numbers go from 1500 to 9000. From 1883 to 1922 they go from 11000 to 12000 the address being 126 Strand.
by John 39
Mon Jan 16, 2023 6:03 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Manton 12G
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Manton 12G

Sorry, didn't know you'd paid ! You aren't missing anything. Just enjoy the gun !
by John 39
Sat Jan 14, 2023 6:53 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Greener ? Query posted by Moderator
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: Greener ? Query posted by Moderator

Hi Chris, We haven't had an email with photos but comment as follows: We normally only answer queries from members who have paid the weekly or annual membership fee. However, we can tell you that the serial number is much too high for a Greener or any English trade maker. You say the name Molden is ...
by John 39
Sat Jan 14, 2023 6:50 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Greener ? Query posted by Moderator
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Greener ? Query posted by Moderator

Gun history as known The gun was bought in Australia in 1968 by an uncle of the present owner. He then sold it to his brother in Cyprus in 1978 for 880 CY pounds. The owner now is the nephew of the original seller, he believes the make of the gun is a Greaney as he spelt it but he may mean "GRE...
by John 39
Fri Jan 13, 2023 12:27 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Manton 12G
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Manton 12G

Hi Danny,

You really need to pay the membership fee so that you can look at the
histories of both firms in our database.

John
by John 39
Wed Jan 11, 2023 2:30 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Manton 12G
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Manton 12G

I sorry if this reply is disappointing. I am not at all sure about this gun. Is it a Joseph Manton or John Manton? I suspect it is a John Manton, in their later years most of ths frim's guns were Birmingham made. I am certain Joseph would have never have used Rose barrels. Is there any address?? You...
by John 39
Fri Dec 23, 2022 11:07 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: WESTLEY RICHARDS guns.
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: WESTLEY RICHARDS guns.

Westley Richards did make guns for the trade but most were sold under their own name. Most of their guns were high quality and they claimed, rightfully, that they (and Birmingham makers in general) could make guns of equal quality to Purdey. A trip down south would be worthwhile. Look at the engravi...
by John 39
Fri Dec 23, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: CG Edwards SXS
Replies: 4
Views: 2535

Re: CG Edwards SXS

Hi Jason, We don't have any other info, sorry. John
by John 39
Wed Dec 07, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: CW Andrews hammerless SBS
Replies: 14
Views: 5146

Re: CW Andrews hammerless SBS

During the First World War there was a shortage of shotgun barrels. B S A were one of the only firms to have some, and they sold them to a number of gun makers. I had in my collection a R B Rodda & Co 12 bore the barrels of which were dated to 1920 and stamped with the B S A trade mark. It was h...
by John 39
Wed Nov 02, 2022 10:06 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Midland Gun Company, 32 inch barrels, SBS 12 bore
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Midland Gun Company, 32 inch barrels, SBS 12 bore

Hi Vernon, I can't help very much as regards date but I will email you the info we have on serial numbers. The long barrels seem to indicate that this was made as a duck and goose gun. It would be interesting to know if it was tightly choke bored. In 1926 Henry England retired and the firm was sold ...