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Offline Feltwad

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Re: Proof marks on an English double 12 percussion NEW PICS ADDED
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2019, 07:49:52 PM »
When pounds ,shillings and pence was the Currency  5 shillings we called a dollar. I must say that we drive on the  left but that has always been the  proper side .
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Offline Craig Wilcox

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Re: Proof marks on an English double 12 percussion NEW PICS ADDED
« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2019, 10:43:25 PM »
The last time I lived in GB, it took $5.40 to buy a British pound.  I think that was about 1953.
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Offline Roger B

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Re: Proof marks on an English double 12 percussion NEW PICS ADDED
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2019, 05:37:35 AM »
Yeah, it's not worth a whole bushel of shillings. More like $450.00 shipped.
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Offline mmcalc

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Re: Proof marks on an English double 12 percussion NEW PICS ADDED
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2019, 08:29:39 AM »
The bore size was required under the 1855 rules. This set of barrels was probably made between 1855 and 1868.

https://gunproofmarks.ru/index.php?marks&england&birmingham&proofmarks

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Re: Proof marks on an English double 12 percussion NEW PICS ADDED
« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2019, 05:52:22 AM »
I have a very similar gun, proofed the same, Manton on the locks, 14 bore.
On the inside of the locks is stamped WS.
I never thought that the gun had anything to do with THE Mantons, but it is too nice a piece to have spurious markings.
Gun came out of the Ottawa Valley (Ontario, Canada).  There was a retailer in Montreal named Manton.  I've always assumed that explained the name on the locks.

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Re: Proof marks on an English double 12 percussion NEW PICS ADDED
« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2020, 09:25:33 PM »
Finally took a couple of photos: