Thanks, very interesting. A question please, what material was used to make the pistol grip itself? Is it some kind of molded material.
The wrist grips for the Burgess shotguns were either wood or gutta percha. I have both styles. Kirk's cutaway model has the gutta percha grip. Much of the time, they are cracked (missing chunks) as his cutaway model demonstrates. Here's a photo of the gutta percha style on one of mine:
Lynn - you've held my Burgess folder in your hands - quite a few years ago now. It has the wood style grip.