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Mayne shotgun

  • 11-07-2019 11:50am
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    Registered Users Posts: 532 ✭✭✭ jd06


    Hi all, My father has an old Mayne shotgun side by side, I was wondering how old it is and where it was made, I know very little about guns, just looki for info on it, tia


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,504 ✭✭✭ tac foley


    J O Mayne was a gun-maker or retailer - opinions differ - operating in London between 1860 and 1890 or thereabouts. You don't mention if it iss a cartridge- firing piece or a muzzleloader, but if it is the latter, then that comes from the latter end of manufacturing. The colonies of Australia and New Zealand had hundreds of these guns, many still in use. From the little I've read they were good workmanlike guns of economy grade. It won't be worth much, TBH, and in any case will have been made for black powder loads and NOT for any modern loads - probably 2 1/2" 12g only.

    Taking the barrels out - it is is percussion - or off, if it is a cartridge-shooter, will reveal all the proof marks on the action flats and under the barrels. Tell us or show us what they are, and we'll probably be able to date it more accurately.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,332 ✭✭✭✭ Grizzly 45


    Confucius say."He who says one man cannot change World. Never has eaten bat soup in Wuhan!"



  • Registered Users Posts: 532 ✭✭✭ jd06


    tac foley wrote: »
    J O Mayne was a gun-maker or retailer - opinions differ - operating in London between 1860 and 1890 or thereabouts. You don't mention if it iss a cartridge- firing piece or a muzzleloader, but if it is the latter, then that comes from the latter end of manufacturing. The colonies of Australia and New Zealand had hundreds of these guns, many still in use. From the little I've read they were good workmanlike guns of economy grade. It won't be worth much, TBH, and in any case will have been made for black powder loads and NOT for any modern loads - probably 2 1/2" 12g only.

    Taking the barrels out - it is is percussion - or off, if it is a cartridge-shooter, will reveal all the proof marks on the action flats and under the barrels. Tell us or show us what they are, and we'll probably be able to date it more accurately.

    Thanks v much for the info so far, very informative, it's a cartridge gun,
    I was trying to send a photo but can't, I'll try when I get home from work thanks again


  • Registered Users Posts: 532 ✭✭✭ jd06


    Grizzly 45 wrote: »

    Yes very similar and a cartridge gun, it also has a carving on the end of the gun( timber handle)
    Thanks, We'll probably sell it as nobody uses it now, any idea of value


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,504 ✭✭✭ tac foley


    You might be looking at the thick end of a hundred euros, but I'd be thinking more like the price of a good fish supper.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 532 ✭✭✭ jd06


    tac foley wrote: »
    You might be looking at the thick end of a hundred euros, but I'd be thinking more like the price of a good fish supper.

    No bother, thanksðŸ˜


  • Registered Users Posts: 532 ✭✭✭ jd06


    jd06 wrote: »
    No bother, thanksðŸ˜

    Pics are not great, but ye get the idea


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,504 ✭✭✭ tac foley


    jd06 wrote: »
    Pics are not great, but ye get the idea

    Ah, make that a fish supper for one, using Lidl fish sticks... :cool:


  • Registered Users Posts: 532 ✭✭✭ jd06


    tac foley wrote: »
    Ah, make that a fish supper for one, using Lidl fish sticks... :cool:

    Ha ha ,your hard on me.
    U can see problems!


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,332 ✭✭✭✭ Grizzly 45


    Hasn't been used in awhile?...Going by the spider web on the hammers?:)

    Confucius say."He who says one man cannot change World. Never has eaten bat soup in Wuhan!"



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  • Registered Users Posts: 532 ✭✭✭ jd06


    Grizzly 45 wrote: »
    Hasn't been used in awhile?...Going by the spider web on the hammers?:)

    Very true!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 286 ✭✭ oldgit1897


    Side by sides, unless something very special, like a Holland and Holland Royal or some of the other high end British makes, really are not worth much. Very good lesser makers, really excellent guns, can be had for reasonable money. A dealer i know reckons he cannot give side by sides away, which is a pity because for walked up game, they are ideal.


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