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by David Ryder 107
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: E Anson & Co serial no.
Replies: 3
Views: 822

E Anson & Co serial no.

I have here a well made Boxlock non-ejector with the number 16136. The data on the maker here states that the William Anson company changed name in 1897 To E Anson and Co. This gun bears 1896 standard of proof. Did the serial numbers continue on from William Anson? It is hard to believe that any Bir...
by David Ryder 107
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Hill & Smith 1906 trigger plate action
Replies: 4
Views: 676

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: 676

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: 676

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: 4733

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: 4733

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: 2022

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: 2
Views: 1328

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: 1378

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: 1378

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...