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by Daryl Hallquist 59
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: James Smyth
Replies: 13
Views: 1242

Re: James Smyth

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...
by Daryl Hallquist 59
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: James Smyth
Replies: 13
Views: 1242

Re: James Smyth

Well, the UV torch [light] came today, and it doesn't seem to be much help. I'll keep trying, though.
by Daryl Hallquist 59
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: any in depth look at Braddells out of Belfast
Replies: 10
Views: 950

Re: any in depth look at Braddells out of Belfast

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.
by Daryl Hallquist 59
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: James Smyth
Replies: 13
Views: 1242

Re: James Smyth

David, you made me more curious. I just ordered a uV torch on ebay. Hope it works.
by Daryl Hallquist 59
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: James Smyth
Replies: 13
Views: 1242

Re: James Smyth

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...
by Daryl Hallquist 59
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Rifle
Topic: Pinfire Rifle Cartridge
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Re: Pinfire Rifle Cartridge

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".
by Daryl Hallquist 59
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: C B Vaughan & E Whistler Second Hand Guns
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: C B Vaughan & E Whistler Second Hand Guns

I think somewhere around here I have some Vaughan snap caps.
by Daryl Hallquist 59
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Deeley ejector spring
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: Deeley ejector spring

Charlie at Hill Rod and Gun, Bozeman, Montana, made one for me.
by Daryl Hallquist 59
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: James Smyth
Replies: 13
Views: 1242

Re: James Smyth

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...
by Daryl Hallquist 59
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: James Smyth
Replies: 13
Views: 1242

Re: James Smyth

John, thank you. You jogged my memory with the Ansell name related to South Africa. That is why I guessed that Smyth could be from there. No reason other than that for my guess. On the case. It fits the gun so perfectly and the wear marks are consistent with the gun, I suppose Wanless could have cas...