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by John 39
Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:34 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Date of Manufacture
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: Date of Manufacture

Your gun is the Popular Ejector model probably made about 1926-1930 by C G Bonehill and just retailed by Arthur Allan. To find the history you have to register and pay for membership then click on Historical Database and enter Arthur Allen in the search boxes, don't enter anything else.
by John 39
Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Inherited D. Williamson shotgun (1906-1911?)
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Inherited D. Williamson shotgun (1906-1911?)

Hi Daniele, No serial numbers have been recorded for this maker. The gun was almost certainly made in Birmingham and it was definitely proved in Birmingham probably between 1906 and 1911. Williamsons were definitely a London gun retailer but they were never in Bridgenorth, or Ludlow. The value of a ...
by John 39
Tue Jul 19, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Thumb openers
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: Thumb openers

I presume you are talking about Purdey? Have you read the history in our database? It is all in there.
by John 39
Tue Jul 19, 2022 12:21 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Date of Manufacture
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: Date of Manufacture

Very poor info from 1904-1925. Is it Arthur Allan Ltd? What address is on the rib? Have you looked at our history? Is it ejector or hammerless?
by John 39
Fri Jun 17, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: London proof marks on a .410 Hammergun
Replies: 3
Views: 170

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: 102

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: 203

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: 1173

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: 4767

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: 1173

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.