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Henderson Hammer Gun 20 bore

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    Anyone ever heard of one ?

    Guy at my shoot this morning turned up with one,

    Quite beautiful (my surname is Henderson, cough, cough).

    He didnt shoot too well with it so I asked him how much it cost.

    Not trying to give too much away and doubling the price of the Gun.

    £500 he told me, which I thought was very little for such an old and very pretty Gun.

    I am now waiting,  quietly,  for what might be a long time.

    I really have to have it in my cabinet,  if not to use, just so my Sons get to see it when I'm gone.

    Anyone else found a Namesake ? Mr Boss or Mr Purdey out there  ?

     

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    Mr William Evans Guns hold some very high prices, and some are very nice Guns.

    Some beautiful Sidelocks are out there, on par with the best of English Guns.

    To the other question. 

    No.

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    19 hours ago, mickyh said:

    Anyone ever heard of one ?

    Guy at my shoot this morning turned up with one,

    Quite beautiful (my surname is Henderson, cough, cough).

    He didnt shoot too well with it so I asked him how much it cost.

    Not trying to give too much away and doubling the price of the Gun.

    £500 he told me, which I thought was very little for such an old and very pretty Gun.

    I am now waiting,  quietly,  for what might be a long time.

    I really have to have it in my cabinet,  if not to use, just so my Sons get to see it when I'm gone.

    Anyone else found a Namesake ? Mr Boss or Mr Purdey out there  ?

     

    Very much a  Scottish name records show there were two gun makers in Scotland of that period   P Henderson & Co of  20, Barrack St Dundee 1890-1913 Also Thomas Henderson  High St Inverness 1897- 1905..

    Feltwad

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    Thanks Feltwad.

    Pretty sure this gun says Henderson of Malton.

    I've googled but found nothing. Scottish makes sense, I come from Newcastle and my family tree goes upriver to Northumberland and then to Scotland.

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    1 hour ago, mickyh said:

    Thanks Feltwad.

    Pretty sure this gun says Henderson of Malton.

    I've googled but found nothing. Scottish makes sense, I come from Newcastle and my family tree goes upriver to Northumberland and then to Scotland.

    Are you sure its not a J .Anderson of Malton ?

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    15 minutes ago, matone said:

    Are you sure its not a J .Anderson of Malton ?

    Would he be related to William trading there from 1840 to 67?

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    3 minutes ago, wymberley said:

    Would he be related to William trading there from 1840 to 67?

    Probably ,as J. Andersons claimed to be established in 1830 !

    A decade here or there wouldn`t  be much given the timescale .

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    3 minutes ago, matone said:

    Probably ,as J. Andersons claimed to be established in 1830 !

    A decade here or there wouldn`t  be much given the timescale .

    Son? You could go around in circles though. There's another William in Hull in 1860 and then yet another in Ramsgate in 1869.

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    2 hours ago, mickyh said:

    Thanks Feltwad.

    Pretty sure this gun says Henderson of Malton.

    I've googled but found nothing. Scottish makes sense, I come from Newcastle and my family tree goes upriver to Northumberland and then to Scotland.

    If it is by the Anderson of Malton this family was in Business in Malton from 1848 to 1937  I believe there was a period between 1867  to 1900 when there was no record  of them  but William was in Hull in the 1860 .

    William Anderson  Malton  Market Place  1848 - 1855

    William  Anderson  Hull 1867

    John Anderson {Son ]  52 Market Place Malton  1901 -1937 

    There was also another son  Henry F Anderson  Market  Place , Bedale   1900  

    This is what I have on the Anderson Family  but the name Henderson in the gun trade is rare , but he may have been a iron monger 

    Feltwad

     

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    On 28/05/2018 at 20:27, Feltwad said:

    If it is by the Anderson of Malton this family was in Business in Malton from 1848 to 1937  I believe there was a period between 1867  to 1900 when there was no record  of them  but William was in Hull in the 1860 .

    William Anderson  Malton  Market Place  1848 - 1855

    William  Anderson  Hull 1867

    John Anderson {Son ]  52 Market Place Malton  1901 -1937 

    There was also another son  Henry F Anderson  Market  Place , Bedale   1900  

    This is what I have on the Anderson Family  but the name Henderson in the gun trade is rare , but he may have been a iron monger 

    Feltwad

     

    look in "the Kellys directory" for that area....................

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    This was a trend in the US  a while ago , people looking for guns that bore the same name . A engraver friend of mine found that a lot of "unnamed" British guns suddenly acquired one .

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    I'm now guessing that in my 'Blind panic of Have to have it mode'

    Ive heard, and read the bloody name wrong. 

    ****** !

    Nice while it lasted. Anothe bite out of Lifes **** Sandwich.

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