Heritage Guns Update 10th January 2018
A very happy New Year to you all!
As promised, over the last couple of days I have uploaded prices and full details of new stock guns to my web site stock pages as they have been completed.
These guns are all destined for the Beinfeld Las Vegas show 19th-21st January and on display will be:
A lovely 12g 1890’s Underlever SLE by James Woodward and Sons, the ‘Automatic’ model. Complete with its original 29” chopperlump barrels and replacement 15” stock, this gun has been reproofed for 2 ¾” ammunition and is a real joy to handle, cased in an oak lined case with some accessories.
Two 12g roundaction ejectors by John Dickson & Son: the first from 1898 with its original 29” Damascus barrels and highly figured replacement stock; the second 1893, TIG sleeved 28” with beautiful, original French walnut stock. Both are 2 ¾” reproofed.
John Dickson & Son 12b RAE no 5010
John Dickson & Son 12b RAE no 4658
Next, a 410 hammergun ‘shot and examined’ by Stephen Grant & Son so, although undoubtedly bought in from the trade in its semi-finished form, definitely a step up in quality from some.
A 16g sidelever, single barrelled hammergun by J Blanch & Son with 30” x 2 ¾” Damascus barrel and drop-dead-gorgeous wood. This is one from my own small collection of guns by this iconic ‘maker which, after standing unused in my cabinet for some 6 years, really must find a new custodian.
And lastly, from the same source as above, a 12g backaction SLE by J Blanch & Son. 28” x 2 ¾” TIG sleeved barrels, 15” replacement stock make this a gun for a serious shooter, not a closet queen!
Also on display will be the most fabulous 12g Purdey Self Opener, the 11th ever made and exhibiting the most spectacular fences, cased in Oak & Leather; a Westley Richards 12g Bar-in-Wood Hammergun, 12g x 28” x 2 ½” sleeved barrels and recent replacement stock and a Cashmore 12g BLNE Pigeon Gun.
Other guns from my US inventory will be arriving from Virginia where my good friend and colleague Bob Nay of MacNab Fine Firearms has been marketing them. These include:
I have another 7 guns heading for proof as I write: a Harkom 20g hammergun, another 12g H&H Royal, 2 pairs of Woodward 12g SLE’S and a 16g Joseph Lang Hammergun.
Joining the restoration queue shortly are a Purdey 12g Thumblever hammergun, William Powell 12g SLE with NON-FUNCTIONAL HAMMERS (how weird is that?!), an 1880’s Beesley 12g SLE, another 12g H&H Royal with original 30” barrels, an 1896 toplever Woodward 12g SLE, a WR Pape 12g 30” Damascus hammergun, 12g Purdey B Grade self-opening SLE from 1897 with lots of original colour, a Westley Richards BiW 12g hammergun with original 30” Damascus barrels, a 30” sidelever Stephen Grant hammergun and last but not least, a Boss & Co 12g sidelever SLE.
Well I think that just about wraps up my news for the time being. I look forward to seeing many of you at the Beinfeld January Las Vegas show (19th-21st January), swing by my booth and say hallo even if you are not looking for a new toy!