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Collection of British Rifles
Mar 12th, 2019 at 12:02am
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I was prompted to post some photos of a few rifles on another forum but think that there would be interest in them here as well.

The pictures were taken with my phone so arenít top quality.

John Dickson 450bpe
James Purdey 450bpe
Alex Henry 500bpe
Alex Henry takedown 450/400bpe
Alex Henry 450/400 2-3/8" bpe
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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
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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
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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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Reply #1 - Mar 12th, 2019 at 12:16am
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WOW!!! Thanks for sharing.

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Reply #2 - Mar 12th, 2019 at 12:57am
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Stand by, I'm still wiping the drool off the screen...
  
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Reply #3 - Mar 12th, 2019 at 8:00am
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That is the best collection of English single shots I have ever seen. thanks for sharing, I am blown away.
  
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Reply #4 - Mar 12th, 2019 at 9:08am
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Huvius,
I saw your post on another forum - I drooled then and these are causing it to happen again!  To steal a line used before, I must be level headed because drool is coming out of both corners of my mouth...  Thanks for sharing them here.
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Reply #5 - Mar 12th, 2019 at 10:45am
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What can I say that hasn't already been said. Unbelievable collection !!!!   Dale.
  

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Reply #6 - Mar 12th, 2019 at 11:50am
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Amazing collection! Thanks for sharing them!
  

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Reply #7 - Mar 12th, 2019 at 11:58am
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I'm just gonna agree. Thanks
  

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Reply #8 - Mar 12th, 2019 at 12:41pm
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Thanks for the comments!
Iíve been collecting for about twenty years and have actually thinned a little in the last couple.
My focus is more on pre 1898 and black powder cartridge rifles now.
In fact I think only three of the rifles pictured are post 1898.
  
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Reply #9 - Mar 12th, 2019 at 2:14pm
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That looks like a fairly substantial retirement fund in those photos!  Gorgeous rifles, all of them ...

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Reply #10 - Mar 14th, 2019 at 8:01pm
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Love that Swinburn.  Would you mind posting a closeup of the action engraving and the barrel/action join? 

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Reply #11 - Mar 14th, 2019 at 10:01pm
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Huvius

A most amazing collection!

Thanks for posting.

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Reply #12 - Mar 15th, 2019 at 6:10pm
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Remington40x wrote on Mar 14th, 2019 at 8:01pm:
Love that Swinburn.† Would you mind posting a closeup of the action engraving and the barrel/action join?†

Thanks.


This Swinburn has a much more glossy finish to the action than most British guns.  Totally original though I think.


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Reply #13 - Mar 17th, 2019 at 10:30pm
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Absolutely fantastic.  Thatís a lot of Alex Henrys in one place.  Kudos to you sir.  Not easily gathered even with a large account to work with.
  
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Reply #14 - Mar 18th, 2019 at 9:54pm
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WOW what a fantastic collection those are some fine rifles.
  
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