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Unread 08-19-2020, 10:36 AM   #1
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by John Campbell

Very interesting and informative book and well worth the price of the book. I would recommend to all serious S x S connoisseur.
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Unread 08-22-2020, 03:55 PM   #2
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I must thank Mr. Davis for his most kind words about my new book, Birth of The Boxlock. It is my sincere hope that other aficionados of the classic SxS shotgun will be equally pleased.

The book may be ordered from my publisher, Andrew Mowbray at:

https://gunandswordcollector.com/pro...xlock-shotgun/

It is also available from Gunnerman Books:

https://www.gunnermanbooks.com/produ...ampbell-John--

And will soon be offered by Double Gun Journal as well.

Please note that it contains MUCH new information about the hammerless Parker Gun and how it came about!
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Unread 09-06-2020, 04:40 PM   #3
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With all due humility, I thought I'd share Vic Venter's assessment of Birth of The Boxlock. He's Senior Editor of Shooting Sportsman. This, from another board:



"I have just received a copy of the new book Birth of the Boxlock Shotgun, by John Campbell. See here:

https://gunandswordcollector.com/pro...xlock-shotgun/

Mr Campbell is a contributor to this BBS as "Kensal Rise" and was the editor and publisher of the mid-2000s digital publication Double Gun Classics, and is today a frequent contributor to The Double Gun Journal.

The gun writing trade -- like the British gun trade -- is (unfortunately) a jealous, thin-skinned trade, with members often loath to say much good about the work of their fellows in trade.

Kudos, though, to Mr Campbell for producing an extensively researched, well-illustrated, and very interesting book. He has thoroughly mined period trade periodicals, as well as much-relied-upon secondary sources; moreover, crucially, he has gained access to the very thorough research of the descendants of William Anson, of Anson & Deeley fame.

He knows well how to string a sentence together, as is said in the editing business, and how to make a compelling argument.

Fans of the A&D boxlock -- as well as those of late 19th-Century American doubles -- will find much to enjoy.

A fine job, Kensal Rise."



I humbly thank Mr. Venters for his most kind words.
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Unread 09-11-2020, 02:07 PM   #4
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Would it have info on the other north american makers who used the A&D actions bought from Westley Richards? This 10 guage is from J.L. Rawbone of Toronto, Ontario. Sorry for the poor pictures. I'm looking forward to checking out the book.
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That's a VERY fine 10-bore boxlock! There's nothing in it on Rawbone per se, but there is a TROVE of new information on Westley's and how they licensed/marketed/sold/supplied this action to a host of market sources. And MORE!

I guarantee you will find this book worthwhile.
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I just got word that signed copies of The Birth of The Boxlock will be available from Double Gun Journal. Please see their ad in the upcoming Fall issue. Thanks!
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Just placed my order through your publisher, John. Looking forward to it.
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