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by John 39
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Shotgun spares
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: Shotgun spares

Try Peter Dyson or E J Blackley, they are your best bet, or do a general search for "flintlock parts UK". "Shotgun parts will bring you a lot of rubbish. If Peter Dyson can't help they may be able to tell you where to go. Nice people!
by John 39
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Best gun, mid grade or low grade
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: Best gun, mid grade or low grade

Is this a 20 bore? Dipped edge lock plates were fashionable when this was made. The engraving with gold inlay on the name on the barrels suggests this was a good if not very good rather than a low grade gun. Do I see some unusual bolsters? These were probably built into the gun because of the light ...
by John 39
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Jokes, one-liners and cryptic comments
Topic: Do men set the rules?
Replies: 0
Views: 377

Do men set the rules?

A man got married, and after the wedding told his wife: "I'll be home when I want, if I want, and at what time I want, and I don't expect any hassle from you. I expect a proper dinner to be on the table unless I tell you that I won't be home for dinner. I'll go hunting and fishing when I want with m...
by John 39
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: What can you tell me about these locks?
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Re: What can you tell me about these locks?

I can't help much either, but wonder why would James Lang ask Osborn (rather than anyone else) to make locks for them? I thought James Lang only made top quality guns, but maybe this was a keeper's gun. As a matter of interest, how many pins show on the outside?
by John 39
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: E. Anson boxlock ser #37647
Replies: 3
Views: 959

Re: E. Anson boxlock ser #37647

Only four guns by E Anson have been recorded, all with the Egyptian Hall address which was, in fact, his fathers. The numbers range from 500 to 5000. Yours must be a trade gun bearing the maker's number. Full history of both Ansons in the database.
by John 39
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: London/Belgium?/Birmingham proof marks?
Replies: 5
Views: 992

Re: London/Belgium?/Birmingham proof marks?

The serial number dates this gun to 1888-1889, and the proof marks are clearly Birmingham. There were substantial imports of Liege guns at around this time but I don't think this is one of them. I can read Woodcock Hill but the next word looks like Bendon. What do you think? This had been stamped in...
by John 39
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Barrel Marks
Replies: 5
Views: 967

Re: Barrel Marks

Where was the gun made?
by John 39
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Hunting, Wildlife and Conservation
Topic: Tracking with Versatile hunting dog
Replies: 2
Views: 1556

Re: Tracking with Versatile hunting dog

That is brilliant, but how dangerous are the bears? Where are you located? What are those tubes?
by John 39
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Suppliers to Lincoln Jeffries
Replies: 3
Views: 863

Re: Suppliers to Lincoln Jeffries

Tim is right, but note that in the database it says that the owners of the firm now appear to be Alan and David Jeffries, who are engineers who still make air gun / rifle pellets and other lead products. Three Firearms Registers dating from about 1920 to 1990 were sold at auction in London in Septem...