Wm. Cashmore BLE

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Arthur M. Treffry 360
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Wm. Cashmore BLE

Post by Arthur M. Treffry 360 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:49 pm

I have recently purchased a Wm. Casmore box lock ejector 12 bore, #16825 and in the interest of establishing some provenance I would like to know if anyone can tell me where to access the Cashmore records?

John 39
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Re: Wm. Cashmore BLE

Post by John 39 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:24 pm

No records exist. There were 25 Cashmores in the Birmingham gun trade but only William continued trading into the 1900s. Some serial numbers have been recorded on guns put up for sale from time to time and 16825 is one of them. When seen it was dated to 1904 to 1925 from the proof marks, but by comparing it's number with the others in the 1904 to 1925 range it is possible to date it more accurately to about 1910 give or take 2-3 years. Our history of William Cashmore gives patent information which you might like to consider in relation to your gun, it also shows the most beautiful gun case label ever stuck on a gun case - the only William Cashmore label we've ever seen.

Arthur M. Treffry 360
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Re: Wm. Cashmore BLE

Post by Arthur M. Treffry 360 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:52 pm

I would like to express my thanks to John 39 for the information he was able to provide on my Wm. Cashmore 12 bore. I will now attempt to find and reproduce a case label. I only regret that I am still somewhat inept when it comes to using my I-pad. Once again, many thanks John.

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Re: Wm. Cashmore BLE

Post by John 39 » Wed May 01, 2019 12:40 pm

I have sent you a copy

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