Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:57 am
Can anyone help with info on this, my W.H.pollard sidelock ejector,ser. no.8241, it has a coat of arms & motto Quod Tibi Hoc Alten (Hesketh?) in escutcheon on butt,"Patent ejectors" on action flats,& new barrells by Parker Hale on rib. Any help appreciated. Pics are too big.
Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:05 pm
The gun dates to about 1922. In the latter stages of the First World War and afterwards there was a shortage of barrels and only BSA had them, so this explains why the BSA replacements. We can't help with the name of the original owner but did trace one several years ago by looking at old silver. Don't remember how we did it!
Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:45 pm
The following is from The Genealogy of the Existing British Peerage and Baronetage, Edmund Lodge Esq, Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, London, 1859. I hope you can understand the arcane jargon of heraldry! In any case, it might help your search, though the information pre-dates your gun.
FLEETWOOD OF FLEETWOOD, Co. LANCASTER, Bart.
The Fleetwoods are of remote antiquity, and numbered amongst their numbers Charles, Lord Fleetwood, one of Cromwell's Peers, and the Baronets of Calwich, Co. Stafford, now extinct. Margaret, daughter and heir of Edward Fleetwood, Esq., of Rossall, m. Roger Hesketh, Esq., of North Meols, a descendant of Hesketh of Rufford, and their great-grandson, the present Sir Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood, created a Baronet in 1838, assumed the additional surname of Fleetwood in 1831. He is eldest surviving son of the late Robert Hesketh, Esq., of Rossall, by Maria, his wife, daughter of Henry Rawlinson, Esq., of Lancaster, M.P., and grandson of Fleetwood Hesketh, Esq., of Rossall, by Frances, his wife, daughter of Peter Bold, Esq., of Bold Hall.
Arms.—Quarterly, 1st and 4th, per pale, nebulee, az. and or, six martlets, two,
two and two, counterchanged, a canton arg., for Fleetwood ; 2nd and 3rd, arg.,
on a bend sa. three garbs or, a chief az., thereon an eagle with two heads, displayed
ppr., all within a bordure erminois, for Hesketh.
Crest.—A wolf passant, regardant, arg., charged on the brest with a trefoil vert,
for Fleetwood ; a mount vert, thereon, in front of an eagle with two heads displayed ppr., a garb or, banded gu.
Motto.—Quod tibi hoc alten.