Sunday, June 08, 2008

More Pretties

I keep forgetting to put in a better pic of the Stephen Grant sidelever. So: ancient (1889) English Best gun, resting on a relatively modern kilim I picked up in Sanliurfa on the Kurdish tazi expedition,

5 comments:

Robbie H said...

Hi Stephen,
Lovely Grant sidelever. Was it actioned by E C Hodges? He was my gt gt grandfather and I'm making a gunlist. If it was can you mention the bore and serial number?

Steve Bodio said...

t is a 12 bore #4724.Where would I find his initials?

Robbie H said...
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Robbie H said...

On the action flats/bar or on the standing breech above the striker pins. Stamped 'ECH' or 'E Hodges' or 'Hodges patent'. I have a 1881-83, gun by my ancestor in his own name that is exactly the same as your 1889 Grant. Is there a way to send you a picture or post one?

Steve Bodio said...

I can't see any initials there at all, and neither face is worn.

I'd love to see your gun, and send more of mine. My Email is "ebodio-at-gilanet- dot- com"