What is the difference between Boxlock and Sidelock?

What is the difference between Boxlock and Sidelock?

The Boxlock is simpler in its design and build with fewer components to go wrong. The Sidelock has more solid steel across the action as the Locks are further back which offers additional strength. “The Boxlock has a more compact action where the major works are contained “literally in the box of the action”.

What is a side plate shotgun?

A side plate gun is a box lock that has a side plate added to make it look like a sidelock. You get to utilise a cheaper-to-produce lock, with the more elegant lines of the sidelock. The plates are often engraved to add additional appeal. Enjoy your shooting!

What is bullet Keyholing?

Keyhole or keyholing: Refers to the end-over-end tumbling of the bullet which will often leave an elongated or keyhole shaped hole in a paper target. Or else due to poor fit of an undersize bullet in the gun barrel.

Who makes the Ranger shotgun?

Savage made their square-back autoloader marked “RANGER” and Hunter Ams Co. made their Fulton doubles marked “RANGER”. Also, Sears contracted with Marlin to build them an over/under that they had acquired the design for, which Marlin marketted as their Model 90.

What kind of action is a double barrel shotgun?

break action
Shotguns use many of the same actions as rifles—the pump action, semi-automatic action, and bolt action. They also use a break action as either a single barrel or double barrels. The double barrels can be arranged horizontally (side-by-side) or vertically (over-under).

How do double shotguns work?

The early doubles used two triggers, one for each barrel, located front to back inside the trigger guard. Discharging both barrels at the same time has long been a hunting trick employed by hunters using 8 gauge “elephant” shotguns, firing the two two-ounce slugs for sheer stopping power at close range.

What causes Keyholing?

Keyholing is the result of bullet instability. At very short range, some bullets are not stable and will keyhole while they will stabilize farther out and leave round holes. The most common causes of keyholing, though, are worn or no rifling, bullets unsuitable for the rifling twist, wrong size bullet (.

What causes a round to keyhole?

A conical projectile will keyhole if it is not properly stabilized. This can happen if the rifling twist is too slow for the length of the projectile( the longer the bullet the faster twist is needed.) If the rifling is worn out it won’t grip the bullet enough to impart the proper spin.

Are there any W Richards double barrel shotguns?

The bad thing is there were a lot of well known gun makers who had their names changed just enough by gun makers in Belgium who turned out cheaper fakes by the thousands. The example W Richards instead of Westley Richards is just one of many examples. Unfortunately, the fakes have little value.

What’s the name of the double barrel shotgun?

The short-barreled double barrel shotgun with hammers is often called a coach gun or side-by-side shotgun.

What kind of barrel does a w.richards Hammer have?

The W. Richards shown has a “top lever” barrel release latch where yours has a “side lever” barrel release latch. The side lever preceded the top lever. In your first photo, it appears there is a large crack in the stock behind the hammers. This probably has damascus barrels for use of Black Powder Loaded Shells only. Electo.

Where did the W Richards shotgun come from?

“Tree” on Lock Plate – According to Side by Sides of the World for Y2K, the W. Richards was an export from Belgium in the late 1800’s. The gun has Belgium proof marks and a “tree” stamped by the name on the side-plates. The significance of the tree is unknown.