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13 minutes ago, JohnfromUK said:

I am familiar with the Paradox (invention of a Colonel Fosbery), but never handled let alone shot one.  David Baker published a book, but I don't have a copy and it is expensive to acquire now. 

It’s a very interesting piece of history for me I don’t have the book either 

this particular gun fired a 1.3/4 oz ball 

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On 28/03/2021 at 00:03, Lloyd90 said:

What difference do the different kind of stocks make to a SxS? 
 

 

Straight hand? 

Prince of Wales? 
Woodward Grip? 

Semi pistol / rounded? 
Full pistol Grip? 


 

 

All comes down to choice and you style of shooting . 

From past experience I would say if you have  a very long  arms or large hands , a semi or half pistol hand may be more comfortable and feel as though you have better grip . If shooting mainly high overhead birds then a half or full hand may help you keep the gun on your shoulder especially if shooting in the wet or with gloves . Some will tell you that "target guns" ,such as clay shooters , double rifles ,cape guns,  are better with pistol grips , where as game guns are faster with a straight hand .

Then again non of the above may be true and it is purely personal preference.

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Hi All

Does anyone know how to refurb Potashnick stocks?

I've posted details elsewhere as a separate topic (thinking I was posting under SBS)

Thanks

Kevin

 

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I have a query. Why "if given a go" with any modern gun o/u in particular do you get statements like  " I could do with a bit more cast" or the stocks too long or short. But offered any of my over 150 year old hammer guns Do I always hear only "I could shoot that" whether the person is long, short, thin or fat? The older guns just seem to suit all!

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16 minutes ago, DUNKS said:

I have a query. Why "if given a go" with any modern gun o/u in particular do you get statements like  " I could do with a bit more cast" or the stocks too long or short. But offered any of my over 150 year old hammer guns Do I always hear only "I could shoot that" whether the person is long, short, thin or fat? The older guns just seem to suit all!

That's because of new gun syndrome and also because people aren't really serious about shooting them. My sxs is set up with the same gun fit as my OU although they shoot slightly differently. My last sxs was straight stock and I couldn't shoot it gun down at all well, which might not have exactly lost me if not the championship but certainly made the gap between myself and the winner larger than it might have been. 

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I have always understood that true cylinder barrels were very sensitive to cartridge type variations (compared to a fairly open choke - which showed less variation between cartridge types.

Reminds me of Percy Stanbury's famous Webley and Scott.  I believe it is now in the Ownership of the Oxford Gun Co.

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2 minutes ago, JohnfromUK said:

I have always understood that true cylinder barrels were very sensitive to cartridge type variations (compared to a fairly open choke - which showed less variation between cartridge types.

Reminds me of Percy Stanbury's famous Webley and Scott.  I believe it is now in the Ownership of the Oxford Gun Co.

I’m very fortunate that I was able to shoot this gun and you are correct we tried a few different cartridges and fortunately I found a box from back in the day 😊

I shall try to replicate the load by experiment until one is found that suits it 

the current custodian is a true gentleman and appreciates the pleasure of shooting a piece of history 

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37 minutes ago, Old farrier said:

I’m very fortunate that I was able to shoot this gun and you are correct we tried a few different cartridges and fortunately I found a box from back in the day 😊

I shall try to replicate the load by experiment until one is found that suits it 

the current custodian is a true gentleman and appreciates the pleasure of shooting a piece of history 

You are extremely lucky!:good:

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On 01/05/2021 at 17:46, JohnfromUK said:

I have always understood that true cylinder barrels were very sensitive to cartridge type variations (compared to a fairly open choke - which showed less variation between cartridge types.

Reminds me of Percy Stanbury's famous Webley and Scott.  I believe it is now in the Ownership of the Oxford Gun Co.

Had this gun in my hands some years ago but can not remember the reason . But back then we did a lot of exporting for various people so I did get to see an awful lot of guns I would have thought it was then .

 Some of these guns I remember ,some of historic interest others "famous " such as this and the Fredrick Scales gun which caused the gun history writers to have to rethink all that had been written and accepted about its history  .

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