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by John 39
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: J Agnew of Manchester
Replies: 2
Views: 4660

J Agnew of Manchester

Hi I have a J. Agnew 20 bore with the following markings on the rib: J. Agnew Maker 56 Edwards Street. Manchester Round body back action rebounding hammer gun Double triggers, Straight hand grip 30 inch highly figured Damascus barrels, non ejector Serial number 7481 I am writing a gun article for th...
by John 39
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: BSA or Charles Lancaster: from Steve Ferraro?
Replies: 4
Views: 6447

Re: BSA or Charles Lancaster: from Steve Ferraro?

I removed the actions, but found nothing. Thank you for your help.
by John 39
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: BSA or Charles Lancaster: from Steve Ferraro?
Replies: 4
Views: 6447

Re: BSA or Charles Lancaster: from Steve Ferraro?

3rd photo (side view) . Make sure you have a screwdriver that fits, preferably hollow ground i.e. not the usual V shaped which are made like that to fit almost any slot – hollow grinding gives almost parallel sides which will not be forced out as the screwdriver is turned – You can use V shaped but ...
by John 39
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: BSA or Charles Lancaster: from Steve Ferraro?
Replies: 4
Views: 6447

Re: BSA or Charles Lancaster: from Steve Ferraro?

Hi John, not quite following you here. What locks do I need to take off? I tried posting about this gun in the forum, but it won't let my pictures upload. Says they are all too big of files. Also, where do I reply to the forum? Thanks.

Steve
by John 39
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: BSA or Charles Lancaster: from Steve Ferraro?
Replies: 4
Views: 6447

Re: BSA or Charles Lancaster: from Steve Ferraro?

Hi Steve, Guns shot and regulated by the firm of Charles Lancaster were bought-in and, incidentally, not listed in their serial number ledgers. The proof marks date this gun to 1904-1925. After the first World War steel for the gun trade was in short supply, but BSA had quite a lot and supplied both...
by John 39
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: BSA or Charles Lancaster: from Steve Ferraro?
Replies: 4
Views: 6447

BSA or Charles Lancaster: from Steve Ferraro?

Hi, I joined your site hoping to get a clear answer on what I have. The gun was sold to me as a BSA and it does have BSA stamps on the underside of the barrels. On the top rib between the barrels it reads "Regulated and shot by Charles Lancaster". It appears to be a Lancaster by the style ...
by John 39
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: McCririck & Sons 20 bore
Replies: 3
Views: 5461

Re: McCririck & Sons 20 bore

Definitely bought in by McCririck from a large Birmingham gun maker such as Holloway or Midland.
by John 39
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: McCririck & Sons 20 bore
Replies: 3
Views: 5461

Re: McCririck & Sons 20 bore

Hi Bjorn, We don't know exactly when McCririck moved to 72 Sandgate Street but it was in the late 1890s. He moved to 12 Union Buildings in about 1909, again we don't know the exact date. As you know, the proof marks are crown over BV (view mark) , crown over BP (provisional proof mark) and crown ove...
by John 39
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Justice, Politics, Religion & anything else you want to talk about
Topic: Repair or restock
Replies: 4
Views: 10795

Re: Repair or restock

I recently bought at auction a 12 bore shot and ball gun made by my great grandfather. At some time the stock was broken in the same place as yours and was repaired beautifully. It is a back-lock hammer gun so nothing to interfere with the repair apart from the trigger guard which must have been str...
by John 39
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Hunting, Wildlife and Conservation
Topic: Puppy pointing quail
Replies: 7
Views: 13316

Re: Puppy pointing quail

Your gun is a bit mucky, dirtier than the dogs