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by John 39
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Can anyone help me with a piece of local history
Replies: 21
Views: 912

Re: Can anyone help me with a piece of local history

Cylinder and full choke was usual in those days, especially for a farmer's gun, not that this looks like a real farmer's gun - it is too well engraved !
by John 39
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: antique shotgun Edward Perry London
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: antique shotgun Edward Perry London

I have tried to trace the Smith family in the censuses and discovered I'd tried to trace them before. William was too early to be recorded, and the first Samuel seems to have been recorded only in the 1829 Post Office directory when he was at 64 Princes Street. I haven't found the second Samuel or C...
by John 39
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: antique shotgun Edward Perry London
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: antique shotgun Edward Perry London

This extra info is very interesting. This 1810 dated Edward Perry gun is a flintlock whereas your gun has percussion locks using what looks like Smith "Imperial" caps. On 7 August 1830 Samuel Smith (son of William) patented a percussion cap and nipple (No. 5978). This cap was larger than normal and ...
by John 39
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Researching the serial no of a C G Bonehill Boxlock
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Researching the serial no of a C G Bonehill Boxlock

In the period 1896 to 1904 two numbers with an N suffix have been seen. These are 1138N and 2130N. The previous number was 2271 and the later number was 3431.
by John 39
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Can anyone help me with a piece of local history
Replies: 21
Views: 912

Re: Can anyone help me with a piece of local history

Under the barrels just in front of the serial number are a couple of letters the first being H, can you read the other?
by John 39
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Can anyone help me with a piece of local history
Replies: 21
Views: 912

Re: Can anyone help me with a piece of local history

Definitely a Birmingham trade maker, maybe Holloway. Richardson was only ever a retailer. Some pins were screwed in but this should push out either to the left or the right. If you have to, you might be able to lengthen the front lump by a thou or three by hammering it on the sides. The gun is not w...
by John 39
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: antique shotgun Edward Perry London
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: antique shotgun Edward Perry London

Edward Perry is not a name we know, and we have never heard of anyone collecting his guns. No Edward Perry has ever been recorded in any of the historical gun books or street directories, and as regards his father no Perry in London was ever a gun maker. We have searched for all the Perrys in London...
by John 39
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: E Anson & Co serial no.
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: E Anson & Co serial no.

His father was a trade maker and no guns bearing his name have been seen. The numbers may have been started by his father a job numbers rather than gun numbers. E Anson numbers started in the 10,000 range and the highest recorded was in the 14,000 range in 1896/7. From 1904 the numbers re-started in...
by John 39
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Rogers patterned or patented Top Lever action
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Re: Rogers patterned or patented Top Lever action

The Rogers action was patented by John Thomas Rogers and John Rogers patent (No. 397 of 29 January 1881). In 1880 John moved from 20 Slaney Street to 78 Lower Tower Street, Birmingham, and on 29 January 1881 he and his son John (II) registered the patent for a side-lock action which became one of th...
by John 39
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Shotgun spares
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Re: Shotgun spares

When I said "tell you where to go" I meant for spares!