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SxS 10bore Fowler
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Enclosed are a couple of images of a gun which I have just restored . It is a sxs 10 bore percussion built by Deane, Adams , Deane   in 1852-53 whose shop was at 30 King William St and I,New Weston St London The gun only needed a small amount of restoration  which entailed fitting new main springs to the locks , also removing the dirt and grime from the stock but still regain the patina. also not often seen the gun  is fitted with a grip safety.
Feltwad
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Thought this thread would have created a bit of interest .
Feltwad
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(05-10-2017, 08:05 AM)Feltwad Wrote: Thought this thread would have created a bit of interest .
Feltwad

Yes, it did.  The woodwork looks great.  How do you set about removing dirt and grime without spoiling patina?

And, showing my ignorance, how does the grip safety work?
Evelyn
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(05-10-2017, 11:02 PM)ebhvet Wrote:
(05-10-2017, 08:05 AM)Feltwad Wrote: Thought this thread would have created a bit of interest .
Feltwad

Yes, it did.  The woodwork looks great.  How do you set about removing dirt and grime without spoiling patina?

And, showing my ignorance, how does the grip safety work?

 To remove the dirt and grime I use a polish and wax remover   and fine steel wool  scrub with the steel wool only light to only remove the grime but leaving the patina and then dry and apply a coat of stock oil ,let  it dry  rub it off with rough cloth and apply another coat, repeat this until the desired finish is required.
Has to the grip safety this comes in several forms  which locks the triggers until the grip on the stock wrist is pressed , enclosed is a image of a early type .
Feltwad

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Thanks, interesting.
Evelyn
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Nice one Feltwad.
Talking of fowling, does anyone have a contact for wild fowling in The Wash with a muzzel loader? I fancy a bit of cold and muddy this winter.

Grahame
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Grahame,

30-odd years ago, a bloke used to let shooting on "Richards Wash" at Welney if I remember right.
Bald as a coot it was, and no idea what is going on there now as I've been in Canada since 1984....

I like you fowling piece, Feltwad. Used and worn smooth, but not abused.
Do you get to use it much?
I sometimes dream about ducks under the moon......even woodies as they soar and clap!

Best regards,
Richard.
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