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by Tim Wilkes 43
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Jokes, one-liners and cryptic comments
Topic: Big Dog, Little Car
Replies: 0
Views: 1436

Big Dog, Little Car

I spotted this in Dover Street, London recently. What would John Robertson have made of it?

Tim

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by Tim Wilkes 43
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Justice, Politics, Religion & anything else you want to talk about
Topic: Spring loaded Butt Plate
Replies: 2
Views: 4967

Re: Spring loaded Butt Plate

Al, this was only a Provisional Patent, so in all likelihood no actual examples were ever produced commercially. Below is a quick description of the patent, the drawing that accompanied it and a link to the original patent document in full. Tim Improvements in or Additions to Sporting and Military G...
by Tim Wilkes 43
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Black Powder
Topic: George & John Deane
Replies: 0
Views: 1183

George & John Deane

I was just reviewing some of my gun photos when I came across this beauty, which I mentioned in passing in a report from an Holts auction in 2017. I recall being drawn to it from a distance, immediately recognising the quality of workmanship, initially on the barrels but then, on closer inspection, ...
by Tim Wilkes 43
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Jorgen's Webley 701
Replies: 1
Views: 1654

Re: Jorgen's Webley 701

Well that’ll make a wonderful gun for someone, Jorgen.

The 700 is always popular but the rarer, better 701 even more so.

Tim
by Tim Wilkes 43
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Dating a Webley Screw Grip action
Replies: 6
Views: 3701

Re: Dating a Webley Screw Grip action

The Army and Navy CSL archives are held at Glasgow University. You can search them yourself in person or pay them to do so from afar.

A & N records often include a coded entry for the original maker of their guns.

Tim
by Tim Wilkes 43
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Inverted lock inscription?
Replies: 3
Views: 2975

Re: Inverted lock inscription?

Never. If that had happened to a best gunmaker, they would have sent it back to the engraver, or binned the lock plates, I suspect.

Interesting anomaly though.

Tim
by Tim Wilkes 43
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Heath, Ross & Herbert
Replies: 2
Views: 1877

Re: Heath, Ross & Herbert

Ken

The gun sold at Holts in Dec 2013 for £1,200, which was it's top end estimate.

It is an interesting gun but not one that folk would consider for usual wildfowling. It perhaps would be best kept by a collector, who knew what they had and might shoot it occasionally at the clay range.

Tim
by Tim Wilkes 43
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Heath, Ross & Herbert
Replies: 2
Views: 1877

Heath, Ross & Herbert

Not the best known names in the business. Yet they were involved with the best. Herbert was Frederick Beesley's son and a gunmaker in his own right. He carried on managing the business after his father retired in 1927 for another 12 years, until he sold up to Grant & Lang just before the outbreak of...
by Tim Wilkes 43
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: HJ Hussey Ltd Serial Numbers
Replies: 41
Views: 19517

Re: HJ Hussey Ltd Serial Numbers

I find the simplest way to post photos to any forum is using JPG Box: http://www.jpgbox.com/submit.html? Easy, quick and effective. Open the page, source your photo from your computer, copy the link for forum use that results and paste it into your post. Picking up on your point about restoration Ro...
by Tim Wilkes 43
Wed May 02, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: W & C Scott Records
Replies: 2
Views: 1720

Re: W & C Scott Records

Ken, according to Nigel Brown, Richard Gallyon has them.

Tim