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Login Name Post: Double barrel flintlock shotgun question        (Topic#306834)
RJDH 
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03-18-18 09:18 PM - Post#1675024    

    In response to Rifleman1776

Rifleman,

Here are the fresh took photos of my double.

18 bore & 1811 hallmarks on the entry pipe.



 
Feltwad 
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03-19-18 03:14 AM - Post#1675051    

    In response to RJDH

  • RJDH Said:
Mine is an 18-bore, not named on the locks but a Birmingam job, Nice twist barrels and hallmarked on the entry pipe for 1811.
French cocks, roller frizzens and waterproof pans.
I will take some photos one day. Only had it since 1982!

Richard.


Nice piece like the French detachable locks for the case ,most were cased like that I see the case has been relined maybe the moths got the original lining which is common .
I must not forget the top hat , hope you have the black frock coat and black boots with the brown leather tops to match . I still have mine but doubtful if they will fit me now around the middle
Feltwad

Edited by Feltwad on 03-19-18 03:16 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
RJDH 
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03-19-18 08:32 AM - Post#1675061    

    In response to Feltwad

Mr. G,

The black boots /brown tops Would be a very nice touch! It seems there is always something missing .....and yes, clothing Always shrinks around the perimeter it seems...

The case is an old Joe Manton, from his days in Hanover Square. It came from Bert Hartley's wood shed. Did you know Bert? He was a gamekeeper at Thurlby, bottom of Sutton Bank.
It had rot on one corner, and the lining was all eaten up. I re-lined it with baize and managed to save the original label.
Made keys for it as well.
The gun I acquired from old man (John) Bulmer, Lord Mayor's walk. I am sure you would know the shop!

Sat up in his office and had tea whilst we figured which one to buy. Nice old fashioned way of doing business..
This was about 1982.

All the best,
Richard.

 
Feltwad 
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Posts: 450
03-19-18 10:20 AM - Post#1675076    

    In response to RJDH

  • RJDH Said:
Mr. G,

The black boots /brown tops Would be a very nice touch! It seems there is always something missing .....and yes, clothing Always shrinks around the perimeter it seems...

The case is an old Joe Manton, from his days in Hanover Square. It came from Bert Hartley's wood shed. Did you know Bert? He was a gamekeeper at Thurlby, bottom of Sutton Bank.
It had rot on one corner, and the lining was all eaten up. I re-lined it with baize and managed to save the original label.
Made keys for it as well.
The gun I acquired from old man (John) Bulmer, Lord Mayor's walk. I am sure you would know the shop!

Sat up in his office and had tea whilst we figured which one to buy. Nice old fashioned way of doing business..
This was about 1982.

All the best,
Richard.


Yes I remember those days well I also rescued a double oak box by Boss from a wood shed it was in good condition today it is worth a lot of money
I also made a visit to Bulmer shop when in York can you remember the hand rail on the stairs which was made from punt gun barrels ,he also kept me supplied with sand castings which cost me 7 shillings and 6 pence each. Do you remember when he had a table at the old Nottingham Arms Fair
We are now getting away from the main subject of this thread with our reminiscing .
Feltwad


 
RJDH 
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Posts: 247
03-21-18 08:59 PM - Post#1675519    

    In response to Feltwad

Feltwad,

It seems no-one else is playing on this thread, so I will answer your last message;

No, I do not remember the bannister for some reason! I wish I did! Don't know how I missed that.

That Boss case wouldn't be for gun number 149 would it? (1837) If so, I might want to do a deal!

I didn't go to every Arms fair at Nottingham, but do recall Bulmers there. V nice old fashioned firm.
I also recall being crowded out of that tiny shop front, when the York Arms Fair was cancelled,...and no-one knew until they got there.
Then, as a bit of a palliative, everyone and his uncle descended on Bulmers!

Richard.

 
Old Ford 
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03-21-18 09:45 PM - Post#1675529    

    In response to RJDH

Really nice find!
Thank you for sharing.
Fred

 
RJDH 
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Posts: 247
03-21-18 10:37 PM - Post#1675538    

    In response to Old Ford

Hello Fred,

Trust all is well with you.
Pleased you like it.

I found this one about 36 years ago, but still enjoy looking at it. I should use it more! Haven't fired it for years.

All the best,
Richard.

 
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