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by John 39
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: E. J. Churchill XXV
Replies: 6
Views: 2364

Re: E. J. Churchill XXV

You need to sign up as a member, just for a week at a cost of £9.99. Then just click on historical database on the menu and put in Churchill. Choose E J and the full history will be revealed.
by John 39
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: E. J. Churchill XXV
Replies: 6
Views: 2364

Re: E. J. Churchill XXV

This is an interesting one ! Your gun is certainly one of a pair, it is unlikely to be one of a trio. The serial number dates to 1906 and the other one of the pair would be serial number 1524 or 1522. They were obviously built not to order but for stock, and it/they were never finished. The firm mov...
by John 39
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Alfred Davis (J. Blanch)
Replies: 14
Views: 11970

Re: Alfred Davis (J. Blanch)

To add an image click on "POST REPLY" and at the bottom on "ATTACHMENTS".
by John 39
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Rifle
Topic: Alexander Henry 1870 Patent Hammerless rifle
Replies: 2
Views: 1700

Re: Alexander Henry 1870 Patent Hammerless rifle

I will give this some thought but haven't got any ideas at the moment. I think this may well be Gordon of Khartoum. He was, of course, of Scottish descent and a Henry rifle fits nicely. The entry in the books simply as "Col. Gordon" might indicate the fact that Gordon was already famous an...
by John 39
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Rifle
Topic: G.E. Lewis Barrel maker?
Replies: 1
Views: 1647

Re: G.E. Lewis Barrel maker?

G E Lewis was probably the a barrel maker these initials may have been the finisher's initials.
by John 39
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Shotgun barrel makers stamps
Replies: 2
Views: 1943

Re: Shotgun barrel makers stamps

Never seen that before, could be barrel maker or gun maker. The deer suggests Scottish.
by John 39
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: J D Dougall
Replies: 5
Views: 2733

Re: J D Dougall

Hi John, I am now feeling stupid and guilty for probably wasting your time. I can see where the proof marks should have been -but the gun has been decommissioned with plugs welded into the barrels and the welds are where the proof marks should have been. I am sure this makes the gun valueless not th...
by John 39
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: J D Dougall
Replies: 5
Views: 2733

Re: J D Dougall

Hi John, If you take the barrels off and turn them over you will see a flat bit under the chambers on which the proof marks should be stamped. The picture sent shows the action flats which have the usual London View mark. Barrels were “viewed” before finishing to identify flaws so as not to waste ti...
by John 39
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: J D Dougall
Replies: 5
Views: 2733

Re: J D Dougall

Presumably your gun has a downward moving side lever and the gun closes with a snap action. Originally it would have used the normal cartridge case and Schultze gunpowder. It may have some choke in the barrels. If you could send me a photo of the proof marks on the underside of the barrel flats, I m...
by John 39
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: J D Dougall
Replies: 5
Views: 2733

Re: J D Dougall

Thanks for getting back to me - much appreciated. What version is it? I have no idea!