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Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by mike williams, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

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    Pete,
    Thanks again for that information. Sounds as though Mr. Trevallion is rather distringuished!
  2. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

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    Interesting how the proof of guns is always touted as a matter of public safety, rather than the protection of a monopoly that it really was. The London Gunmakers Company originally bribed the king to charter them and give them proof authority to keep out not only Belgian imports but also guns from the rest of Britain. When proof testing was expanded to include guns made by non-members of the London company, those guns had a remarkably high rate of failure in testing.

    Jim
  3. mike williams

    mike williams New Member

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    Nice try Jim, but I'm not falling for that one again!
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