American & British 410 Shotguns by Ronald S. Gabriel

By Ronald S. Gabriel

Representing the fruits of 30 years of analysis, this ebook catalogues the 125-year developmental historical past of the 410 handgun in either Britain and the us. insurance contains makers resembling Browning, Ithaca, Winchester, Boss, Holland & Holland, Purdey and others

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Greener’s “box-like” action tures a round-action Dickson with highly engraved sideplates (Facile Princeps) was actually quite different and was patentable but manufactured before the turn of the century. In modern times, was similar in effect, simplicity, and cost (see Greener chapter). Browning, Francotte, and other American and European compa- In fact, Webley & Scott and Midland supplied the boxlock [ 8 ]. These are plates applied to the wood [ 9 ]. They can be distinguished nies have popularized these sideplates for decorative purposes.

With less wood removed, this sidelock in hammerless port to the bar action. configuration was and remains a preferred choice for many pro- Boothroyd, one of the greatest of all shotgun historians, fessional African hunters and for most quality gunmakers such as describes the term, “bar-in-the-wood,” in which the “metal of Holland & Holland and Rigby for the early 20th century Express the bar is recessed and the wood of the butt stock is carried for- double rifle. ” He cites the MacNaughton “Edinburgh” the barrels as there is little or no clearance between the action and action as a decorative example [ 2 ].

2. Purdey’s “secret” extension, the so-called third fastener The mainspring is “V” shaped in English guns and “coiled” in many American guns such as the Parker. The “V”-shaped 3. The Greener crossbolt springs are thought to be faster, stronger, and more durable than 4. The American-developed rotary bolt 39 A&B Cpt 4 11/13/03 9:35 PM Page 40 AMERICAN & BRITISH 410 SHOTGUNS firing, ejecting, and opening the breech [ 12 ]. In the second half of the 19th century, the “V” spring was used The doll’s head reinforces the bar of the action and was [ 13 ].

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