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I have owned a couple of Kirk guns. Both nicely made sidelocks. The serial numbers, preceded by an H indicate the gun was made for Kirk by G and S Holloway. Your gun seems top of the line with Whitworth barrels.
John, thanks. Looking at the proofmarks, there are no post 1875 Bore or Muzzle notes and no Not for Ball marks. I cannot clearly read the Crown/BP mark. It could, then, fall into the 1855-1868 period, or more likely the 1868-1875 period. Your thought on who made the gun and who ordered it makes a lo...
- Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:41 pm
- Forum: Shotgun
- Topic: any in depth look at Braddells out of Belfast
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A few years ago a fellow and I were looking at what must have been a post 1911 boxlock from Braddells. He identified some features of the gun that were from Hollis, Bentley, and Playfair, or maybe it was just Bentley and Playfair.
David , your idea is a good one. I have looked on the rib and see there is some printing in very tiny, light letters. Unfortunately, the letters are so faint and worn that I have been unable to read them, even by taking a super close up macro lens and then expanding the pictures. The story may be th...
Does anyone have any information or sources for the 28 ga. pinfire rifle cartridge. I have recently seen double rifles with this boring in Smith, Atkin, and Williams and Powell. I am guessing it is a rimmed pinfire case , 28 gauge case, about 2 1/2" long. Bore size about .587".
That's a curious fastening lever! Stephen, the gun unlocks with a push button that you see in the picture. Pushing the button forward pushes a pin out of a recess hole in the standing breech, back into the barrel breech below the top rib. The pin is spring loaded and reenters the standing breech wh...