Trying to find information about a gunmaker

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Barry Gregory 440
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Trying to find information about a gunmaker

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I have recently been offered a very old, 12-bore, back action, hammer gun with Damascus barrels proofed for black powder with non-rebounding hammers and with its original steel buttplate. The Birmingham proof marks date it from around 1875.

On the side of both locks it is engraved ‘LANKESTER’. After many searches through my books (Nigel Brown etc) and the internet, I have recently found only one reference to a ‘Lankester Gunmaker’ on the Isle of Wight.

Not found any other details, information or history about this gunmaker. Does anybody recognise the name and know anything about them?
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