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#568562 03/30/20 12:38 PM
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Being " confined to quarters" and short of my usual projects, I've taken to refitting a percussion case. In the process I'm greatly impressed at the degree of skill involved in making these cases. Does anyone today know who some of these firms were? Were they called joiners? I assume they made all sorts of "boxes" in their shops. Were they located mostly in London and Birmingham? Was their pay similar to gun makers? Empire may not be a fashionable concept now, but it certainly created and supported an amazing array of arts and crafts.


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Rocky,
The booklet,The London Gun Trade, 1850-1920,by Joyce E Gooding and Peter A Scott-Edison, Lists 50 plus firms making Gun Cases. The booklet is #41 in the Historical Arms Series. Publisher; Museum Restoration Services, Alexandria Bay N.Y.
We all need to keep active as we wage war against the Virus! My project is restoring the Wreck of an old English hammer gun which I believe is a prototype made by W&C Scott.
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Roy. Thank you for a good start. I'll try to track down that source.


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Michael Thank you. Is there a title you specifically recommend?


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I just meant to show where you could find the booklet noted earlier.

I cannot say which sources on British case makers is better than another


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