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Hi SKIP66 unfortunately  I am not high tech but have photographed and posted an article that appeared in the Double Gun Journal that you might be interested in covering John Wilkes Gunmakers.It was in the Autumn 2010 edition ie Volume 21 Issue 3 and can be bought as a back issue from the publishers or perhaps on line second hand.

 

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8 minutes ago, Konor said:

Hi SKIP66 unfortunately  I am not high tech but have photographed and posted an article that appeared in the Double Gun Journal that you might be interested in covering John Wilkes Gunmakers.It was in the Autumn 2010 edition ie Volume 21 Issue 3 and can be bought as a back issue from the publishers or perhaps on line second hand.

 

Thankyou Konor,really kind of you to share that,ill read it this afternoon.

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12 minutes ago, Skip66 said:

Thankyou Konor,really kind of you to share that,ill read it this afternoon.

You’re welcome. I had been trying to source some information on Webley boxlocks for another thread and remembered seeing the article yesterday. From what I’ve read the Wilkes brothers appear to have been characters in their day.

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On 03/09/2020 at 13:49, Konor said:

Hi SKIP66 unfortunately  I am not high tech but have photographed and posted an article that appeared in the Double Gun Journal that you might be interested in covering John Wilkes Gunmakers.It was in the Autumn 2010 edition ie Volume 21 Issue 3 and can be bought as a back issue from the publishers or perhaps on line second hand.

 

Nice to see this, I think - and will check- that there's still a reference to 'gunmaker' on the exterior of 79 Beak St

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Factory special order card. When Someone wanted a gun with specific dimensions and performance.

1  stock fit Monte Carlo stock,straight grip, lop, cast off, drop

2 single trigger in rear position set at 3 1/2 lbs pull.

3 barrels  bored to shoot#4 and#5 shot 2 or 3 inches high

4 rib 1/2 inch wide at breech and 9/32  at muzzle.  With Lyman ivory beads

5 Silvers pad

6 high grade walnut ,oil finished engraving in between grades

The person ordering gun was specific on what he wanted.  Cost $300 in 1911

 

 

 

 

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On 03/09/2020 at 21:24, jords said:

hey guys, 

just picked up my first SxS today,a nearly new 28'' AYA no.2 based country man

 

some beautiful guns on this thread i must say!

all the best

jords

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Lovely gun AYA NO2 Great for game 👍👍

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