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 Post subject: WW Forsyth St James London
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:30 pm 
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I purchased and 1870's sxs shotgun with the above address on the upper rib. It is a 10ga side lever sxs that I believe built as an upland gun with about 28" barrels weighing in a 7 lb 14 oz.
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I have found two others with the same address, both side lever pin-fires and another pin-fire with "Made by WW Forsyth St James London for Sym & Bros NY" but can find no info on the maker.

Anyone have any info on the maker.

Thanks
AWS

It is in great shape and I will hunt it next season with low pressure 2 7/8" loads.




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 Post subject: Re: WW Forsyth St James London
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:09 am 
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Location: New England
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IIRC, the percussion ignition system (the pinfire was one of the earliest) was invented by Rev. Alexander Forsyth, so your gun might have either been made by a later family member, or made by someone else who used the Forsyth system


There's some info here:

https://www.doublegunshop.com/forums/ub ... 9&page=all

https://www.doublegunshop.com/forums/ub ... 6&page=all

https://www.encyclopedia.com/books/poli ... ns-limited

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 Post subject: Re: WW Forsyth St James London
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:36 am 
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Location: Southwest Georgia, USA
Perhaps you have already found this https://www.doublegunshop.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=343046&page=all


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 Post subject: Re: WW Forsyth St James London
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:53 pm 
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A lot of the discussions on DG are of the shotgun I bought.

Thanks for all the info though.


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