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by Tim Wilkes 43
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Pape BLE
Replies: 5
Views: 3026

Re: Pape BLE

Ken, it would appear to be a very well made and decorated gun.

Pape has a following and so if there were two collectors bidding on the gun, they may well have pushed the price up as their testosterone got the better of them!

Tim
by Tim Wilkes 43
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Holts Auctions
Replies: 5
Views: 4217

Re: Holts Auctions

Sorry to read that John. Hope you feel better soon.

Have you tried drink? .....

Tim
by Tim Wilkes 43
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Holts Auctions
Replies: 5
Views: 4217

Re: Holts Auctions

Anyone go to Holts last week? How was the new location.

Couldn't go on Wednesday as planned as we had a death in the family and that rather overtook events.

Tim
by Tim Wilkes 43
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: HJ Hussey Ltd Serial Numbers
Replies: 41
Views: 18237

Re: HJ Hussey Ltd Serial Numbers

Just as a treat, here are the lovely Edwin Chilton locks and the superb inletting of HJ gun no. 10752, built as a pair with 10753.

Tim

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by Tim Wilkes 43
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: HJ Hussey Ltd Serial Numbers
Replies: 41
Views: 18237

Re: HJ Hussey Ltd Serial Numbers

Thank you Robert. Nope, I don't have the serial number for that gun, shown in Jason's article. He had the pair for sale in 2014. I think they flew off his rack pretty rapidly! Here is his description of them: PAIR HUSSEY IMPERIAL 12 BORE BEST SIDELOCK EJECTORS 30” superbly figured Damascus barrels r...
by Tim Wilkes 43
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: HJ Hussey Ltd Serial Numbers
Replies: 41
Views: 18237

Re: HJ Hussey Ltd Serial Numbers

Hi Robert I have records of only three guns made by L&H and/or HJ, with Damascus barrels, including the fine one Jason shows in the article. Of course, by the time HJ was active steel, especially Whitworth steel, was the material of choice for sporting guns, so it is unsurprising that not many Damas...
by Tim Wilkes 43
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: BSA with a Greener cross bolt
Replies: 4
Views: 2831

Re: BSA with a Greener cross bolt

Pretty sure they were bought by the RAF during the Second World War to train pilots and gunners in the art of shooting moving targets.

I believe they had instruction on clays then sat in what looked like a gun turret and fired off the machine gun on the range at moving targets.

Tim
by Tim Wilkes 43
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: HJ Hussey Ltd Serial Numbers
Replies: 41
Views: 18237

Re: HJ Hussey Ltd Serial Numbers

Hi Robert. Whilst HJ was a noted competitor in both live and clay pigeon shooting, he was I believe more interested in selling his guns to other competitors. I have found a couple of references to him in the shooting press, both during his time at Lang & Hussey. Interestingly, in the attached articl...
by Tim Wilkes 43
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: BSA with a Greener cross bolt
Replies: 4
Views: 2831

Re: BSA with a Greener cross bolt

Hello and welcome, Trutta.

You refer in your message to 'both guns', by which I take it that you mean a Greener and a BSA. The through bolt was used by many manufacturers, not just Greener. It was a relatively cheap way to strengthen the barrel closing.

Tim
by Tim Wilkes 43
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: HJ Hussey Ltd Serial Numbers
Replies: 41
Views: 18237

Re: HJ Hussey Ltd Serial Numbers

With regard to Sportarm's reply to the location of Hussey records, I scurried off to my records, since I knew I had seen that phase sometimes used in auction listings, 'The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed in ...' Clearly the Lang & Hussey records still exist, since they are s...