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by Alan David 60
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Rifle
Topic: Vickers Rifles .242 .318 .404 Survey
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Vickers Rifles .242 .318 .404 Survey

The rifle has London proof marks which I would expect to see on a Vickers rifle. It has a four digit serial number which again I would expect to see, on a Vickers rifle. I have only personally examined one Vickers branded - I say branded as they did not actually make them as such – rifle, and this w...
by Alan David 60
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: any in depth look at Braddells out of Belfast
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: any in depth look at Braddells out of Belfast

Heard back from the Public Records Office of Norther Ireland regarding Braddells records. It turns out they have a few records which are not in private ownership as I thought, but no registers of gun sales unfortunately.

Regards

AlanD
Sydney
by Alan David 60
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Need help with proof date
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Need help with proof date

I thought that if the cartridge length was shown such as 2 1/2" this proof marking was used from 1925 to 1954?

Regards

AlanD
by Alan David 60
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: any in depth look at Braddells out of Belfast
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: any in depth look at Braddells out of Belfast

The shop is gone but the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland records the records as being in private ownership. This may include the firearms registers used from 1920 onward to record sales of the guns they retailed, bearing in mind they did not manufacture anything themselves. Regards AlanD S...
by Alan David 60
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Rifle
Topic: Vickers Rifles .242 .318 .404 Survey
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Vickers Rifles .242 .318 .404 Survey

I am interested in the bolt action center fire sporting rifles made by Vickers and from 1927 Vickers Armstrong, between the wars. The three main calibers offered would appear to be .242, .318 and .404. However, there may have been other calibers offered such as .30/06. I am building up a data base o...
by Alan David 60
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: C B Vaughan & E Whistler Second Hand Guns
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: C B Vaughan & E Whistler Second Hand Guns

Here is some information I got back from the National Archives in Kew on C B Vaughan.Still no date on when Moss Bros acquired them, but we now know when they were dissolved. "The list of Moss Bros Ltd records (ref: NRA 28363) refers to a survey of the records undertaken in 1985, which includes the f...
by Alan David 60
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: C B Vaughan & E Whistler Second Hand Guns
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: C B Vaughan & E Whistler Second Hand Guns

Sales ledgers would have been kept from 1920 if not previously, following the introduction of the Firearms Act in 1920.This was certainly the case with Harrods whose ledgers start in 1920 and which I have examined personally. Weather the Vaughan or Whistler ledgers still exist is another matter, but...
by Alan David 60
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: C B Vaughan & E Whistler Second Hand Guns
Replies: 4
Views: 286

C B Vaughan & E Whistler Second Hand Guns

Hello I am trying to find out if anyone has any knowledge of weather the sales ledgers for C B Vaughan or E Whistler still exist. Both companies had a reputation for holding a large stock of used guns. Both were located in The Stand, in London at one time. I have read sometime ago that C B Vaughan w...
by Alan David 60
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: William Baker B'ham
Replies: 1
Views: 255

William Baker B'ham

Does anyone know if the records for William Baker who had a number of patents to his name including the use of coil springs in locks, still exist.

Regards

AlanD
Sydney
by Alan David 60
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: British proof marks and what they mean
Replies: 4
Views: 1547

Re: British proof marks and what they mean

The BSA shotguns made for the RAF during the Second World War have a W prefix to the serial number. Do you mind if I ask what the serial number is on your example? It will most likely be a three digit number.

Regards

AlanD
Sydney