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by John 39
Thu Jun 08, 2023 11:33 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Robert Spring Garden
Replies: 2
Views: 5842

Re: Robert Spring Garden

Hi Sam,

I don't think you will get any answers to this. No records exist. The firm may have bought in one or two guns from one or two London makers but most will have come from Birmingham. I think the firm mostly traded in military accoutrements rather than guns and pistols.
by John 39
Mon May 22, 2023 5:14 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Agnew & Sons
Replies: 4
Views: 5614

Re: Agnew & Sons

Hi Rick,

Agnew serial number records no longer exist so estimates are from proof marks. Your gun dates to within a couple of years of 1910-1912.
by John 39
Mon May 22, 2023 5:11 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: J. Harkom & Son
Replies: 2
Views: 1340

Re: J. Harkom & Son

Hi Rick,

Your guns date to 1896.
by John 39
Mon May 22, 2023 5:08 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: E Chamberlain
Replies: 3
Views: 2415

Re: E Chamberlain

Allen,

You seem to be confusing our database search feature probably by putting in too much info. Just type "Chamberlain" into the search box NOTHING ELSE ! There is a whole load of information there !
by John 39
Wed May 17, 2023 12:49 pm
Forum: Black Powder
Topic: Leonard, D & Son bulldog pistol
Replies: 1
Views: 7096

Re: Leonard, D & Son bulldog pistol

Just put in the names Daniel and Leonard, nothing else. A lot of information there.
by John 39
Tue Apr 18, 2023 4:12 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Webley & Scott
Replies: 2
Views: 1455

Re: Webley & Scott

They employed their own engravers. I had a 701 bought in 1959, £125 when ordered, £130 when delivered 4 months later. sold for £500 in 1971 when I had to get married - I resisted but my wife insisted. The 702 model was £140. The 701 and 702 were introduced in 1957 they had more engraving and better ...
by John 39
Sun Apr 09, 2023 6:27 pm
Forum: Rifle
Topic: Info on GE Lewis double rifle #3643
Replies: 3
Views: 1665

Re: Info on GE Lewis double rifle #3643

The rifle dates to 1877 to 1878, that is all we can tell you. We've never dealt with the Royal Armouries, they may be able to tell you who was the first owner and give other info.
by John 39
Mon Mar 13, 2023 12:04 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Adams & Co
Replies: 3
Views: 1680

Re: Adams & Co

I think 1896 is correct. The serial numbers we have are derived from the proof marks so are not specific.
by John 39
Fri Mar 10, 2023 11:17 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Adams & Co
Replies: 3
Views: 1680

Re: Adams & Co

What is the address?
by John 39
Tue Feb 21, 2023 11:33 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: Benjamin Wild barrels
Replies: 1
Views: 1133

Re: Benjamin Wild barrels

Colin Wild took over the business in 1964 and moved the firm to 55-56 Price Street, they then moved to Unit F/F1 New Buildings, 63 Price Street, Birmingham B4 6JZ. I am sure they closed soon after but I have a telephone number 0121 3592303. Someone trading at New Buildings may be able to help you.