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Unread 05-25-2023, 10:11 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,

Iím hoping that someone here can Identify or have any info on this type of Damascus. Any info would be greatly appreciated! These barrels are off of a 12 Guage, J.P. Clabrough diamond grade hammerless gun.
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English Laminated. The gun was made in Birmingham or London England. Drew Hause will likely have more detail on them.





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English Laminated. The gun was made in Birmingham or London England. Drew Hause will likely have more detail on them.


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Thank you, Dean! This gun was made in 1889 and that would put the facility at 8 Whittall Street or 15 St. Maryís Row as they had two locations at this time, according to Lawrence P. Shelton in his book ďJ.P. Clabrough Birmingham GunmakerĒ. I look forward to seeing what Drew Hause has to say!

Hereís more info on this particular gun:
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Sorry guys - not paying attention.
Dean is correct, and I think it is "3 Iron English Best" Laminated Steel which was the big winner in the Birmingham Proof House Trial
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...UwHq93neo/edit
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...hfDxmrNAU/edit

It carries Birmingham proof 1887-1896

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Sorry guys - not paying attention.
Dean is correct, and I think it is "3 Iron English Best" Laminated Steel which was the big winner in the Birmingham Proof House Trial
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...UwHq93neo/edit
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...hfDxmrNAU/edit

It carries Birmingham proof 1887-1896
Fantastic! I really appreciate the links and your expertise, Drew.
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Austin I'm on my way to two more Clabroughs First is a high grade high hammer 10 ga with 32" barrels a bit heavy at 9 lbs but the turkey will never know that!!! Nice wood , case colors, laminated Damascus very pretty, Heel and toe clips , nice wood,Jug chokes so hope to have some tight choke left when I get it. Net is one I'm contemplating a 30" high hammer medium grade sidelever which I've been wanting 12 ga, .06 chokes and beautiful Damascus some case colors and ok wood. 8 pounder gun but I own a Clabrough like this and it swings just fine it is a Centenial grade gun. Hope you are well I'm ready for dove to open and I've got plenty of birds at my spots today if weather hold as. Have a good season. let's see what gun do I shoot today????????
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David! Those guns sound great! I look forward to seeing pictures of the guns with a nice Tom and a pile of doves next to them! Iím doing well and hope you are too. I hope the doves hold in your spot for opener! When is your opening day again? Mine starts on the 1st of September.
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Austin I lost the sidelever to another player but hope the !0 bore still has my name on it. Our dove opens central zone and special whitewing on Sept. 1 Hope to find a spot in these zones but my real lease opens Sept 14 and if we don't get rain it will be a real shootout over waterholes. I looking forward to shooting at birds for the first time with the self opener sidelock Clabrough pigeon rib 12 bore. I will also enjoy the little low hammer high grade 16 bore gun that I shoot best of all. In the mix will be the 1880 Laminated Parker barrel Lifter $125 grade that has been spruced up with new left firing pin , tighten action and refurb of stock.It looks killer and shoots better than ever I will send you pic. Hope your season is fantastic and no matter what the bird count we will enjoy these fine old guns. Tex dove population up 44% so I have high hopes. Best to you.
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Fantastic! I am hunting another clabrough book. Mine was just lost in the hurricane. The oiled and cleaned clabroughs were not.
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the big boy still lives then?
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