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by John 39
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Rifle
Topic: Email from John Re. Joseph Harkom .300 rook rifle
Replies: 5
Views: 7294

Re: Email from John: Harkom .300 took rifle

Hello John, Joseph Harkom operated from 1837 to 1923. His highest serial number was 2584. Number 49618 is a very high number, it would be the Birmingham manufacturer’s number rather than Harkoms. Although everybody sold rook rifles very few actually made them. I think the manufacturer was almost cer...
by John 39
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Rifle
Topic: Email from John Re. Joseph Harkom .300 rook rifle
Replies: 5
Views: 7294

Email from John Re. Joseph Harkom .300 rook rifle

Hello
My name is John from the North-west highlands of Scotland.
I'm trying to find out some information on my Grandfather's rifle .

It's a Joseph Harkom & Son .300 Rook rifle Serial No. 49618 .

I found your email on the internet and wonder if you can be of any help ?
by John 39
Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Help dating a Manton
Replies: 8
Views: 13441

Re: Help dating a Manton

Tim, you are right, my mistake!
by John 39
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Rifle
Topic: R B Rodda & Co Calcutta & Birmingham .404 Jeffery
Replies: 6
Views: 9663

R B Rodda & Co Calcutta & Birmingham .404 Jeffery

R B Rodda & Co Calcutta and Birmingham .404 Jeffery about 1930 http://www.jpgbox.com/jpg/51783_600x400.jpg http://www.jpgbox.com/jpg/51784_600x400.jpg http://www.jpgbox.com/jpg/51785_600x400.jpg http://www.jpgbox.com/jpg/51786_600x400.jpg http://www.jpgbox.com/jpg/51787_600x400.jpg http://www.jp...
by John 39
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Help dating a Manton
Replies: 8
Views: 13441

Re: Help dating a Manton

Hi Allen, Have a look at the R B Rodda .404 Jeffery in Holts sale today. It made £3000. Almost mint condition so hardly used and probably not in India for long. Rodda usually put better than average wood on their guns but you don't often see it due to the heat and humidity.
by John 39
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Holts Auction
Replies: 3
Views: 5544

Re: Holts Auction

Hi Tim, Yes, I went, but on Wednesday. It was hotter than Tuesday ! I went to photograph case labels but only got 3-4 that i didn't have before. One was the Harrison & Hussey! I also went to take photos of the R B Rodda & Co .404 Jeffery made by my grandfather. See the rifle forum. I always ...
by John 39
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Help dating a Manton
Replies: 8
Views: 13441

Re: Help dating a Manton

Why did you shoot the cat?
by John 39
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Two inch twelve bores
Replies: 0
Views: 3553

Two inch twelve bores

Email from Kenjanhill Looking for info on two inch guns, link on archived forum does not seem to work Hi Ken, Welcome to the IGC. The old forums were damaged so we lost some of the links. However, I’ve found the one you were looking for: https://www.internetgunclub.com/archived-forum/posts.php?topic...
by John 39
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Help dating a Manton
Replies: 8
Views: 13441

Re: Help dating a Manton

Hi Allen, The best Webleys were proved in London and sent to the London showroom for sale, W & C Scott did the same. I guess this gun was ordered by Mantons from Birmingham and made there, sent London for viewing, sent back to Birmingham for more work, then definitively proved, back to Birmingha...
by John 39
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Hello to the New Forum
Replies: 7
Views: 6942

Re: Hello to the New Forum

Hi Djamel, The story is complicated and most people have made mistakes about this firm’s history because they didn't know there were two Thomas William Watsons! They story starts with William Watson (& Sons) of 131 High Holborn who had a son named Thomas William who was born in the Notting Hill ...