Author Topic: Joseph Childs Patent 2740 Oct 28th 1857  (Read 2886 times)

Offline Feltwad

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Joseph Childs Patent 2740 Oct 28th 1857
« on: July 12, 2010, 02:17:25 PM »
Enclosed are images which maybe of interest to the American LongRifles Forum members. It is a rare UK patent of Joseph Child's of Birmingham patent number 2740 dated the 28th October 1857. It is a sxs smoothbore in 12 gage and situated as a top rib is a small calibre barrel of 410 although some were rifled. This gun was well worn  and in a poor condition but it was still worth restoring for my collection as an example
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Re: Joseph Childs Patent 2740 Oct 28th 1857
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2010, 11:41:38 PM »
Feltwad:  That's very interesting construction.  I can see where that might be easier than having the barrel underneath because of the ramrod needing space.  The nipple in the topcenter barrel seems to be offset to the right.  Am I correct in assuming there is enough room to sight down the middle of the top barrel or are the sights/beads located somewhere else?

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Re: Joseph Childs Patent 2740 Oct 28th 1857
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2010, 11:48:57 PM »
Oh God....I'm in "Heat" again :o....where's Ed Rayl's phone number!

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Re: Joseph Childs Patent 2740 Oct 28th 1857
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2010, 10:07:30 PM »
Yes the top barrel nipple is offset so you can sight along the barrel ,there is a small V  sight build into the standing breech.
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