Dating antique milk bottles
Welcome to my site – you’ll find this post is a sort of diary where I put things I’m doing that are (almost) relevant to the subject – they ‘fall off the bottom’ after a few weeks – bits from the diary may get put into existing or new posts when they fall off.Please feel free to contact me via the comments box in each post or by my email as per the CONTACT tab at the top.The photo was taken when I had applied a few coats of dark shellac to the work area to ‘bring it all together’ but before I’d rubbed it down. I’ll also have to get rid of the ginger browning on the barrel soon as it mightily offends my sense of historical accuracy!
I should point out that Dick is an RFD and knows what he is doing, having made innumerable guns himself.
At least I can now be confident that the Manton won’t explode when used with normal loads ( 2 1/2 drams and 1 or 1 1/4 oz).
I collected the fore-end Dick had sorted for Bev – to be honest I didn’t recognise it as the same fore-end I’d given him, it looked like one from a new gun – I don’t know how he does such good chequering on such unpromising material. Richards flintlock – it looks perfect, and I am assured that nothing will shift it short of blowing up the barrel!
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