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I have a best gun quality english shotgun circa 1870 marked B. Woodward and Sons, London. A recent Amoskeag auction catalog indicated that this is Benjamin Woodward who worked in London from 1842 to 1883 based on a reference in Blackmore's London Gunmakers suppliment. Does anyone know anything else about this firm??- Thanks
 

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Established in 1838 at 260 Newtown Row, he moved in 1840 to 10 Whittall Street.
It is thought the firm opened a shop at 2 Palace Place, London in about 1880 where they traded as B Woodward & Sons.

The firm is thought to have specialised in military arms such as the .577 three band 1853 Enfield as used by the Launceston Light Cavalry.

They closed in 1883.
 

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Thank you, interesting information, which fits with the verbage on the gun which from memory says some like " by appointment to His Majesty's War Department" Thanks, again, Matt
 
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