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Just a guess, but I'd surmise whoever J. Ormiston is/was approached our man Henry with a largish roll of bills/notes and offered to share. I have some work by Mr. Morris---- nice work if I do say so.

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I agree, a rare configuration. I don't think I have ever seen a 29" British Boxlock .410. I did buy one from Barnett just as rare, though. A 30" 28ga Henry Atkin marked British Boxlock ejector (5-1). It looked to be in good shape, but after my test fire session it needed a bit of work. Left mainspring, breech pin, and firing pin regulation. Then, strip and relay, and re-blue of the ribs. That was expensive! Then I gave it to my FIL for his birthday. He dropped it 10 minutes into our first hunt and shattered the stock. Now it is waiting on a new stock. Talk about a money pit...but I suppose have "done my duty" for a rare firearm.


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Ouch!!!


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Am I the only one that thinks the left panel/receiver fit is a bit wonky?


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Originally Posted by Owenjj3
Then I gave it to my FIL for his birthday. He dropped it 10 minutes into our first hunt and shattered the stock.
"No good deed goes unpunished." Have to ask: did your father-in-law know to take extra pains with a little jewel of a shotgun, or is he accustomed to throwing his Mossberg pump into the bed of a pickup? I mean, dang...
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Originally Posted by Recoil Rob
Am I the only one that thinks the left panel/receiver fit is a bit wonky?


Nope. It looks like the left stock panel has moved a bit, probable cause is most likely a stock bend, perhaps the panels weren’t clamped down properly during the bend. You can see a definite gap in the lower part of the action-stock fit and the upper action-stock fit looks to have pulled away a smidge as well.

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JR, You are right, I don't think he really appreciated it for what it is worth, or for what I put into it. Of course I didn't give him any monetary figures. He did enjoy opening it on his B-day and knocking down a few doves with it before the vine tripped him up opening week. He is not clumsy at all and in fact played college b-ball and baseball, so it was a true fluke that he fell. He normally shoots a silver pigeon 20, so he is starting from one notch above a Mossberg! I will post on the stock when it is done. I will say in encouragement to Stan that I was able to buy it from Steve at a significant discount to the asking price. I am not sure how the new management (Steve's stepson?) handles pricing, but Steve was always ready to deal.


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Word out there is August, Steve's stepson, is tough to deal with. I don't know that as fact, however. Dang I miss Steve...
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That is really tiny at 4 pounds 6 ounces. My 28-inch barrel RBL-410 at a fraction of an ounce over 5 pounds is far lighter but much better balanced than my vintage American .410-bore doubles.

I see they are not showing us the barrel flats and watertable so we can judge the proof marks for ourselves. What is the vintage of the gun? The 3-inch .410-bore wasn't introduced until mid 1933. Did the chambers get lengthened when the gun was totally refinished? Is it in proof? A load of 7/16 ounce sounds more like a 2 1/2-inch shell. In the U.S. the 2 1/2-inch shell carried a 3/8-ounce payload until the mid-1930s when it got upped to the half ounce we know today. From American & British 410 Shotguns, Ronald Gabrial, I find the Eley 2 1/2-inch "FOURLONG" cartridge contained a 7/16-ounce load. Hmmm...

I think I'll hold out for the Parker Bros. BHE .410-bore with 32-inch vent rib barrels. Not that my portfolio would ever cover it!!

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