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by John 39
Tue May 24, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Thomas Wild
Replies: 6
Views: 805

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: 4425

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: 6
Views: 805

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: 221

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: 221

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: 288

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: 310

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...
by John 39
Mon Feb 07, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: William Cashmore
Replies: 1
Views: 310

William Cashmore

Hi I would like to find out more about an early W Cashmore gun we have in our museum but don't wish to pay to join. Is there concession for not for profit groups? Or is there someone I could email with information I am after? Many thanks Hayley - Collections Manager, Millthorpe Museum.
by John 39
Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Serial Number information for Rossons of Derby
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: Serial Number information for Rossons of Derby

Hi Barry, The only serial number records relate to Norfolk. No numbers are recorded for Derby, so we can't help at all other than to say that the boxlock shotgun was probably made by Charles Rosson and the Rook & Rabbit rifle was made by the Birmingham trade. The shotgun would be very interestin...
by John 39
Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:52 am
Forum: Rifle
Topic: Possible barrel makers mark on a Rook & Rabbit rifle
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Possible barrel makers mark on a Rook & Rabbit rifle

Possibly George Rooker & Son, 1906, Handsworth, Birmingham.