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gunshybob
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USA
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Posted - 02/05/2004 :  07:35:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a double barrel with hammers marked
C.G. Bonehill. Anybody have any info on this
Gun and value. Thanks! Bob!!!

Robert W. Priestley

nord
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USA
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Posted - 02/05/2004 :  07:48:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not enough info to go on...

The gun could be anything from a English trade gun, to a Belgian knockoff, to a rather nice shotgun. That's why we need so much more.

Describe the gun as if we were blind. (We are.) Then take the gun down and tell us about the proofs under the tubes. Next, we'll want to know everything that's stamped on the top of the tubes.

If you happen to see crossed swords and roses in one combination or other, than it's a safe bet the gun is English. A "ELG" proof is Belgian. Past that I can't say until you repost.

Nord
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nononsense
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Posted - 02/05/2004 :  09:44:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
gunshybob,

You need to follow nord's suggestions regarding the identification of your shotgun. Be meticulous when you look for proofmarks and other gunsmith marks used to identify firearms. Take the shotgun apart and examine every part and piece. Take digital photos if possible and keep them on file for your records but pass them along to the forum members to aid in finding the best information.

I have include a couple of links about the firm of C. G. Bonehill just for fun.

Bonehill, C. G. Also known as Belmont Firearms Works in Birmingham, England, c.1851. http://proofhouse.com/cm/codes_markings.htm

http://www.connecticutshotgun.com/catalog/bonehill_label_1956978.htm

Christopher G. Bonehill was born in 1831 in Birmingham.
In 1851 he founded the firm C.G. Bonehill for the manufacturer of Firearms, including military and miniature rifles, Sporting guns and Air rifles.
He was based at :-
Belmont Firearms Works
Price Street.
Birmingham.

He pioneered the use of machinery for the manufacturer of Shotguns, and the interchangability of components.
Many of his guns were marked "Interchangable"
Bonehill made the "Belmont" range of Anson & Deeley actioned shotguns along with a range of Sidelocks, with optional removable sidelocks and single triggers.
C.G. Bonehill was Guardian of the Birmingham Proof house for 28 years.
The firm continued until 1965.

http://www.4-10.freeuk.com/nostalgia21.html

Here is one for sale: GA# 976420057

Just for fun.

Best.


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captkirk3@dslextreme.com
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Posted - 02/05/2004 :  10:22:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning: According to my data base....,C.G. Bonehill, Birmingham, England circa 1880 maker of Shotgun, Double Barrel, Over-Under, also Double Rifle in .450 Nitro Express 3 1'4", Under-Lever, Recoil Pad, Safari Sights, Fancy Wood, all were Engraved and Enlaid..$2000.00 and up for Guns in Good condition.....
and believe it or not...I did'nt know that over-under Breech Loading Shotguns and Rifles were around in the 1880's...

Captain Kirk, Tech Staff


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charlisity
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USA
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Posted - 03/27/2007 :  6:00:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thought I'd revive this thread to see if there is anything to add. A friend has one of these and it has writting on the barrel band seperatign the side by side 12g barrels. It says:
Made expressely for the Nihon Juhoten by C.G. Bonehill Birmingham"

Can anybody shed any light on this?
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bamamedic
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Posted - 01/22/2009 :  7:35:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by charlisity

Thought I'd revive this thread to see if there is anything to add. A friend has one of these and it has writting on the barrel band seperatign the side by side 12g barrels. It says:
Made expressely for the Nihon Juhoten by C.G. Bonehill Birmingham"

Can anybody shed any light on this?


I have the sme markings on my gun! have you found anything out about it?
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