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by David Ryder 107
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Hill & Smith 1906 trigger plate action
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Hill & Smith 1906 trigger plate action

Many thanks Tim.

I can confirm that this is patent 28188. The rifle mentioned above is described as patent 29188 and patent use no 6. This shotgun I have acquired has no use number on the visible surfaces, I am yet to get the urge to strip it down.

David
by David Ryder 107
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Hill & Smith 1906 trigger plate action
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Hill & Smith 1906 trigger plate action

Correction:

I made the error of assuming that the database entry for Hill & Smith was the business to which the patent was connected.

I have since found that there is information under the database entry for R Hill.

Still any further information would be greatly appreciated.
by David Ryder 107
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Hill & Smith 1906 trigger plate action
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Hill & Smith 1906 trigger plate action

Last week I picked up a Watson Bros trigger plate action ejector serial no 7181 which I have traced to 1908. A little online detective work uncovered a Watson Bros .450/400 3 1/4” nitro express unsold at Holt’s in 2011 described as a Hill & Smith 1906 patent. However, the Hill & Smith information on...
by David Ryder 107
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: James Smyth
Replies: 13
Views: 2129

Re: James Smyth

A £4 uv torch might help enhance the shallower marks.
by David Ryder 107
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: James Smyth
Replies: 13
Views: 2129

Re: James Smyth

Is there any information on the rib?
by David Ryder 107
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Need help with proof date
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: Need help with proof date

There is little difference between 1904 standard and 1925 standard marks.

1904 generally has the word shot after the load weight, so I would say this is 1925-1954
by David Ryder 107
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: William Ford
Replies: 1
Views: 516

William Ford

Hello I am trying to date a William Ford Boxlock. It has a patent action with what apears to be a gas check in the fences. Damascus barrels with a broad rib with an exaggerated ramp akin to a modern trap gun. It is numbered 2683 and has 1896 standard Birmingham proof marks.

Many thanks
by David Ryder 107
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Rifle
Topic: WJ Jeffery .256 (6.5x54) Rifle
Replies: 2
Views: 809

Re: WJ Jeffery .256 (5.5x54) Rifle

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by David Ryder 107
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Rifle
Topic: WJ Jeffery .256 (6.5x54) Rifle
Replies: 2
Views: 809

WJ Jeffery .256 (6.5x54) Rifle

IMG_0927.jpg IMG_0928.jpg IMG_0929.jpg Dear forum, I am asking for somme help identifying the manufacturer of this rifle. This is not a pattern I recognise, but I handle more shotguns than rifles. It has the 26 Bury Street address and a serial no 28513. It is not a Steyr Mannlicher. Elements such a...
by David Ryder 107
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Armstrong & Co
Replies: 1
Views: 588

Armstrong & Co

Hello All. Reading through the Historical Database for this maker I noted that you hold some serial number information. I have a 12 bore Sidelock Non-Ejector numbered 40553. It is stamped with pre-1904 Birmingham Proofs but this is as accurate as I can be. Would you be able to offer any more detaile...