Re: Henry Beckwith Pinfire 12 ga.
Thanks for the excellent photos, showing the London proofmarks.
Boothroyd listed the Beckwiths as Birmingham makers, but then lists the 58 Skinner St address.
They may have had only a sales outlet in London and had their guns proofed there.
Webley of Birmingham marked some early guns "St James's London" but there's no record they ever had an actual office there.
Your best bet to find sample pinfire shells to display is probably a cartridge collector's table at a gun show.
The online auctions sometimes list them, but both primed empties and loaded shells must be shipped by express.
Last edited by hrf; 10-02-2012 at 11:08 AM..