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Four From Across the Pond
      #324550 - 12/02/19 12:39 AM

I had them out for a little quality time yesterday and snapped this photo with my phone.  Enjoy!





From top to bottom:

Alexander Henry .450 3-1/4" Express made in 1871;

John Rigby & Co. .40-70 SBN made in 1880;

Army & Navy Farquharson .450-400 3-1/4" Nitro Express made in 1911; and

Fraser .303 made around turn of the century.



The Henry got some range time on Saturday.  Quite a pleasure to shoot. Perfect black powder loads, of course.


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2 more vintage British [Re: CptCurl]
      #324564 - 12/02/19 03:13 AM

Roscoe started it, so I figured I would add to it.
...2 MORE FROM ACROSS THE POND




2 feet of snow here, so I can only take them out and wipe them down.
- 1902 Webley .577 3” 90-650 Cordite Rifle circa 1912-15
- Cogswell & Harrison .500/.450 #1 BPE from circa 1872
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Re: 2 more vintage British [Re: 3DogMike]
      #324587 - 12/02/19 06:40 AM

Treasures all.

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Re: 2 more vintage British [Re: Daryl_S]
      #324588 - 12/02/19 06:53 AM

CaptCurl & 3DM.........you gentlemen certainly have class!
Wonderful pieces to say the least.
The C&H looks like a predated Martini action?


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Re: 2 more vintage British [Re: 93x64mm]
      #324592 - 12/02/19 07:50 AM

Mike,

Great contribution! Maybe others will join in.

I think I need a Webley.

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Re: 2 more vintage British [Re: CptCurl]
      #324598 - 12/02/19 08:56 AM

Quote:

Mike,

Great contribution! Maybe others will join in.

I think I need a Webley.

Curl




Curl, I can oblige on both points...

It will be good to get a good ol show and tell going.
I think the full length photos are excellent to have too.

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Re: 2 more vintage British [Re: Huvius]
      #324600 - 12/02/19 09:19 AM

I like that John Rigby

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Re: 2 more vintage British [Re: Dogfish858]
      #324603 - 12/02/19 12:00 PM

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I like that John Rigby




Thanks!

You can see a whole lot of it here and get the full story:

http://forums.nitroexpress.com/showflat....8&fpart=all

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Re: Four From Across the Pond [Re: CptCurl]
      #324609 - 12/02/19 02:28 PM

Love the Fraser and the A&N is not far behind in my view!

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Re: Four From Across the Pond [Re: mckinney]
      #324614 - 12/02/19 09:31 PM

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Love the Fraser and the A&N is not far behind in my view!




Thanks!

The A&N had its day in the sun at this thread: http://forums.nitroexpress.com/showflat....8&fpart=all

It really looks much better in proper light than it appears in the photograph at the beginning of this thread. For some reason the incoming light in the above photo of the four made the wood look washed out in the eye of my phone camera. it's really quite well figured and colored.



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Re: 2 more vintage British [Re: CptCurl]
      #324618 - 13/02/19 01:17 AM

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Mike,

.......I think I need a Webley........

Curl




Well of course you do!
According to Winfer’s best estimate there never were very many made but they are out there......
- Mike


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Re: 2 more vintage British [Re: 3DogMike]
      #324629 - 13/02/19 05:16 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Mike,

.......I think I need a Webley........

Curl




Well of course you do!
According to Winfer’s best estimate there never were very many made but they are out there......
- Mike





Isn't that the truth - might have to make another trip to Virginia, if that happened.
Besides there were a bunch of guns I didn't get to shoot.

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Four From Across the Pond [Re: Daryl_S]
      #324631 - 13/02/19 05:27 AM

Well, come on back!

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Re: Four From Across the Pond [Re: CptCurl]
      #324637 - 13/02/19 06:34 AM

Beautiful rifles!

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Re: Four From Across the Pond [Re: Matabele]
      #324644 - 13/02/19 07:56 AM

Cap Curl that first Henry is backwards. It must have been made for those boys down under.

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Re: Four From Across the Pond [Re: Wayne59]
      #324660 - 13/02/19 01:33 PM

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Cap Curl that first Henry is backwards. It must have been made for those boys down under.




The left hand lock makes it easier for a right handed shooter to load and unload the rifle.

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Re: Four From Across the Pond [Re: CptCurl]
      #324661 - 13/02/19 01:45 PM

Yes - it would at that, Curly. Good point.

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Re: Four From Across the Pond [Re: Daryl_S]
      #324664 - 13/02/19 02:03 PM

Kirby has tried to sell me a couple of south paws but I wouldn't bite. All of mine have the hammer on the right side or in the center. May be I am missing something.

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Re: Four From Across the Pond [Re: Wayne59]
      #324748 - 16/02/19 10:41 AM

My phone pictures aren't the best (wish they were after all that - looked real good on my phone) here goes...

Some of these rifles are superb examples - others a little worked over but still a joy to own and shoot.

I don't have a problem...I don't have a problem...I don't have a problem...

Five Alex Henry Patent falling block rifles.

Each photo top to bottom:

John Dickson 450bpe
James Purdey 450bpe
Alex Henry 500bpe
Alex Henry takedown 450/400bpe
Alex Henry 450/400 2-3/8" bpe





George Gibbs .256 Dutch
George Gibbs 461 No.2
George Gibbs 303
Westley Richards 1897 450/400 3"
Joseph Lang & Son Webley 1897 400/360




George Gibbs 461 No.1 Match Rifle
Westley Richards 1881 patent 500/450 No.2 Musket Match Rifle
F.T. Baker Swinburn 500/450 No.1 Express
George Gibbs 303
Robert Hughes & Sons 500/450 No.2 Musket




Some Rooks
Westley Richards 1878 patent 320
Bailey Bonehill 360 No.5
W.R. Leeson 360 2-1/4
Webley 1902 38spl
Holland and Holland 300
Holland and Holland 360 No.5
Alex Henry 22 Hornet



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Re: Four From Across the Pond [Re: Huvius]
      #324755 - 16/02/19 01:13 PM

Quote:

My phone pictures aren't the best (wish they were after all that - looked real good on my phone) here goes...

Some of these rifles are superb examples - others a little worked over but still a joy to own and shoot.

I don't have a problem...I don't have a problem...I don't have a problem...

Five Alex Henry Patent falling block rifles.

Each photo top to bottom:

John Dickson 450bpe
James Purdey 450bpe
Alex Henry 500bpe
Alex Henry takedown 450/400bpe
Alex Henry 450/400 2-3/8" bpe





George Gibbs .256 Dutch
George Gibbs 461 No.2
George Gibbs 303
Westley Richards 1897 450/400 3"
Joseph Lang & Son Webley 1897 400/360




George Gibbs 461 No.1 Match Rifle
Westley Richards 1881 patent 500/450 No.2 Musket Match Rifle
F.T. Baker Swinburn 500/450 No.1 Express
George Gibbs 303
Robert Hughes & Sons 500/450 No.2 Musket




Some Rooks
Westley Richards 1878 patent 320
Bailey Bonehill 360 No.5
W.R. Leeson 360 2-1/4
Webley 1902 38spl
Holland and Holland 300
Holland and Holland 360 No.5
Alex Henry 22 Hornet








Wow!!!!

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Re: Four From Across the Pond [Re: CptCurl]
      #324774 - 17/02/19 08:22 AM

Huvius I would really hate to be you!
I mean that sincerely..........how in the world do you chose which one to shoot for God's sake????
All absolute corkers to say the least!
WOW!
Some loading data on those would be nice.....probably write a book doing so!

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Re: Four From Across the Pond [Re: 93x64mm]
      #324775 - 17/02/19 10:00 AM

Oh YEAH - just WOW!

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Re: Four From Across the Pond [Re: Daryl_S]
      #324776 - 17/02/19 11:13 AM

Holy heck those are some awesome rifles, I was thinking I might put a few of my old buggers up, but I'm too embarrassed now !!

I really wish I had bought the AH Hammered under lever in .577 I saw a few years back & just recently one bored out to 20ga, brought tears to my eyes ... like seeing all these beauty's !

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Re: Four From Across the Pond [Re: Sarg]
      #324780 - 17/02/19 02:54 PM

Huvius, you need help. Cheers!

They're all nice gentlemen, thanks for posting.

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Re: Four From Across the Pond [Re: Buchsemann]
      #324786 - 17/02/19 07:05 PM

Sensational collection and well presented for us to all have a drool over. I particularly like the 256 Dutch Gibbs but I would happy with any of them. Fantastic.

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