Vickers Rifles .242 .318 .404 Survey

Posts related to rifles.
Post Reply
AlanD
Fresh on the boat
Fresh on the boat
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue May 15, 2018 4:48 pm

Vickers Rifles .242 .318 .404 Survey

Post by AlanD » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:51 am

I am interested in the bolt action center fire sporting rifles made by Vickers and from 1927 Vickers Armstrong, between the wars.
The three main calibers offered would appear to be .242, .318 and .404. However, there may have been other calibers offered such as .30/06.

I am building up a data base of serial numbers to try to estimate the total number of these sporting bolt action rifles that Vickers marketed. I have read that the actions were made by DWM the rest of the rifle being completed by the trade rather than Vickers.

Therefore if you have a Vickers sporting bolt action rifle, please post the details here, any photos showing proof marks especially appreciated. Many thanks.

Regards

AlanD
Sydney

For Advertising mail webmaster
AlanD
Fresh on the boat
Fresh on the boat
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue May 15, 2018 4:48 pm

Re: Vickers Rifles .242 .318 .404 Survey

Post by AlanD » Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:54 pm

Anyone?

Regards

AlanD
Sydney

Shivaji.Dasgupta
Shooting true
Shooting true
Posts: 581
Joined: Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:40 am

Re: Vickers Rifles .242 .318 .404 Survey

Post by Shivaji.Dasgupta » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:01 pm

in India .404 is most common as far i know. but not the vickers.
Regards

Shivaji

AlanD
Fresh on the boat
Fresh on the boat
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue May 15, 2018 4:48 pm

Re: Vickers Rifles .242 .318 .404 Survey

Post by AlanD » Sat Apr 16, 2022 1:07 pm

Anyone?

There must be some Vickers or Vickers Armstrong bolt action rifles in India somewhere!

Regards

Alan

Shivaji.Dasgupta
Shooting true
Shooting true
Posts: 581
Joined: Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:40 am

Re: Vickers Rifles .242 .318 .404 Survey

Post by Shivaji.Dasgupta » Sun Apr 17, 2022 6:25 pm

Hi AlanD, Vickers was probably through Manton and one more Dealer of Mumbai. Both of them stopped there business in 1950s.
Vickers model in bolt action ??? I am not sure about its popularity at time but I at all it sold then for surely with some landlords and Kings. There is a site for Rajpur rulers and kings of that Era and their present family. You can post in that site and with luck you may get some results.
Regards

Shivaji

Shivaji.Dasgupta
Shooting true
Shooting true
Posts: 581
Joined: Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:40 am

Re: Vickers Rifles .242 .318 .404 Survey

Post by Shivaji.Dasgupta » Tue Apr 19, 2022 9:48 am

E81DD34F-2EA3-4A70-BD2E-7781C7F5DD90.jpeg
Hi Alan, I can only fetch this page from my known. Also a piece of information I got, that Mayurbhanj, Tripura, CochBihar, Rewa etc Royal family's were the notable customers of Manton and Rodda. Also these families collection of heavy caliber hunting Rifles are tremendous. I would suggest you to contact these families and hopefully you will get some result.
Extremely sorry that not able to provide you much help in this matter.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Regards

Shivaji

AlanD
Fresh on the boat
Fresh on the boat
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue May 15, 2018 4:48 pm

Re: Vickers Rifles .242 .318 .404 Survey

Post by AlanD » Sat Jun 04, 2022 1:42 pm

Thank you for the information.

Post Reply