American & British 410 Shotguns by Ronald S. Gabriel

By Ronald S. Gabriel

Representing the fruits of 30 years of analysis, this ebook catalogues the 125-year developmental heritage of the 410 handgun in either Britain and the USA. insurance comprises makers equivalent to Browning, Ithaca, Winchester, Boss, Holland & Holland, Purdey and others

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Baker, The British Shotgun, C. , Vol. 2, 1989, Ashford, South Hampton. 19. H. Fox, Country Sport Press, 1994, Traverse City, MI. Personal communication 1999. 42 A&B Cpt 5 11/21/03 6:49 PM Page 43 C H A P T E R F I F T E E N : J O H N D I C K S O N & S O N , LT D . CHAPTER FIVE THE BROWNING SUPERPOSED 410 P erhaps the most used and beloved of the modern guns were hand-assembled and finished in the FN custom shop. ” name. Browning Browning Superposed. This gauge was first intro- was never a production company, except in the late 1800s, when duced by Browning in 1960 in the Lightning model, and upgraded they made the 1885 single-shot rifle [ 3 ].

The tumbler or hammer pin bolts (two lugs), an invention by Purdey, are seen in most British extends through the action body from side to side just below the and European shotguns and in the Winchester Model 21. In the 90-degree “angle” created by the action water table and the quality double shotgun, these bolts or lugs are intrinsically action face (standing breech). This angle point is the boxlock forged with the barrels, called the chopper-lump construction. action’s greatest vulnerability.

McIntoch, Michael, Shooting Sportsman, 1994, July-August. 9. Askins, Charles, Modern Shotguns and Loads, 1929, Small Arms Technical, 1929. 10. Hastings, MacDonald, The Shotgun, 1981, David and Charles, Newton Abbott, London. 11. Keith, Elmer, Shotgun, 1967, Bonanza Books. 12. H. The American Shotgunner, February 1983. 13. ST&CM, 1990, September 27-October 3. 14. Greevy, Les, Shooting Sportsman, 1999, July-August. 15. Williams, Marshall, Shotgun Sports, 1999, January-February. 16. ST&CM, 1991, March 14/20.

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