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Huntly

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    Shooting, fishing, home brewing, old vehicles, old guns... getting a Lab puppy in March!

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  1. Hello, I'll take these please. PM inbound.
  2. Thats not a problem, if no one else takes it in the meantime I will have a look at shipping costs. Barrow is a bit far for me at the moment.
  3. Hopefully you have found something by now, I have found some of my sights but not been able to find this yet.
  4. Hi Smiler, do you already have an idea of postage cost? Where about are you? (I can't see a location so apologies if I'm just not seeing it!)
  5. I'll have a dig in the loft tonight, I have a couple of old sights and sight parts.
  6. Huntly

    Aberdeen theft

    Is there still a Cash Converters on George Street? I was in browsing one day, a few years ago now, and spotted the Dyson vacuum that has mysteriously disappeared from our shared rented (student) house, it had the glued repair I had made so was not just a similar machine! Another possible outlet to check as definitely used to sell rods and reels when I lived there. I hope you get them back wherever they may have ended up in the meantime 🤞
  7. A little update about the George Gibbs, Mark did indeed respond to my query promptly and has told me that I have a 1st pattern Gibbs & Pitt, the 154th made after the patent being granted in 1873. He believes that this gun dates from 1876-1877 and also pointed out that this gun has had its safety converted from the first type, mounted on the stock, to the 2nd type mounted on the action. He also thinks the damage to the action could be repaired, by someone with the correct skills, and submitted for reproof. I hope to pass his way sometime so that I can take the gun to him in person, and if t
  8. Also, the smooth flat plate in the centre of the action is the spring that operates against the underlever, at the front of the action you can see two stress fractures where the force of the spring acts against the action. I dont know if these areas could be repaired by a skilled metal worker using the likes of laser welding, mini TIG or even brazing. Sadly all skills (and tools!) I would love to possess but don't.
  9. Thank you, I will get in touch and ask him. Its a pity I live so far away or I would have taken it in for him to look at in person. I am going to need to get the gun checked over as I don't have the tools to measure the barrel dimensions or the knowledge to appraise a piece of damage to the underside of the action, where a small piece of metal appears to have broken away.
  10. The case the Gibbs came in has a Rosson & Son label.
  11. Yes it says Gibbs & Pitt Patent 154 on the top strap, their patent from 1873 from what I can find online, and also what I believe but do not know for certain, that the number 154 means it was gun no. 154 to be produced using that patent. The gun has 2 sets of 30" barrels, one damascus and one 'Whitworth Steel', both matching serial numbers and marked as number 2, as is the stock of the gun. No modern proof marks so if I get to fire it I will be loading black powder cartridges.
  12. Hello, I have a few side by sides already but recently acquired this old George Gibbs that is in a slightly sorry state. It seems an interesting gun so I was happy to take possession even if it wasn't usable, however I would be very keen to take it out now and again if safe to do so. This is the bit that will require a little more expertise than I currently have but I am learning all the time from a friend and also the group expertise of PW! I know either the case or case label do not match the gun itself but it is what it came in. The previous owner inherited the cased gun and knows nothing a
  13. Good morning, I'd also be interested if you have enough, though not to worry if you don't, I was planning going acorn collecting with my little girls this year and we'll plant our own. Planted who knows how many when I was a kid but only one ever grew and I took the sapling to school, will need to visit the old primary school to see how it's doing after all this time. Thanks, David
  14. Thank you for the replies CaptC and Bruno, appreciated 👍
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