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#6791 - 04/15/05 12:07 PM .450 barrel maker
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Registered: 01/14/02
Posts: 293
Loc: tennessee

I recently acquired a SBT woodward. It came with an extra .450 #2 barrel. I was advised that it was made by Westly Richards, England. There does not appear to be a maker's name on the barrel, only proof marks on the barrel flat. Is there a way to determine who the maker was? On the barrel flat there are the initials JH that are circled.



#6792 - 04/16/05 12:02 PM Re: .450 barrel maker
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Registered: 11/29/02
Posts: 522
Loc: Northern Territory, Australia
If that mark on the barrel-flat were to be JA in a circle, rather than JH, then it would be the initial or Trade Mark for Josh Astbury, an action forger and filer, and parts machinist, for the trade. He operated from a workshop in the Birmingham gun quarter between the wars (and maybe earlier, perhaps from the turn of the century). I have also seen his name written as Joseph Astbury (perhaps the next or previous generation?), and also the spelling 'Asbury'. Unfortunately, not much is known about the firm since they never made-up complete guns. Nevertheless, some very high quality guns wear this mark, including my Manton-retailed John Wilkes .470!

No info on JH I'm afraid, sorry.


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