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Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by willie47, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. willie47

    willie47 New Member

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    I'm new to this forum, and I have searched for the information I seek on this forum, but I haven't found anything yet.

    Has anyone ever heard of Davidson Firearms, located in Greensboro, NC, when they were still in business?

    I bought one of their double barrel shotguns at our local flea market a couple of weeks ago. It was manufactured in Eibar, Spain, by Fabrica de Armas, around 46+ years ago, as 1963 was the last year they were manufactured, according to the Blue Book of Gun Values.

    Additionally, one of the previous owners must have tried to "fix" it, because only one barrel will fire, and I noticed that the screws were buggered up, and one of the cocking pieces had been filed on.

    If anyone knows anything about the action in that gun, please let me know. As far as it looks, it has a variation of an Anson & Deeley boxlock with a Greener styled crossbolt.

    Thanks, and I look forward to more reading and dialog!

    Bill
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Welcome here from a huge Pogo fan. I'm sure someone will be along shortly to help you out.

    When you get a chance, head over to the New Member Introduction area and introduce yourself to the gang. :cool:
     

  3. willie47

    willie47 New Member

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    Will do! Uh . . . How do I get to the "New Member Introduction area?" I couldn't find an explicit link. On the other hand, I'm senile, so I may have seen it and forgot what I was doing.
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Well, I knew that if you're a Pogo fan you are probably a bit, ahem, mature, like me.

    Go to the main forum page in the General section, you'll see it there. "Introductions"
     
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    Virginian Active Member

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  6. willie47

    willie47 New Member

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    I don't think that's the same outfit. Davidson's is a gigantic gun dealer, and they may have had a store in Greensboro (and they may have been affiliated with the same family -- I don't know), but the Davidson Firearm Cmpany is no longer in existence, and so far as I have been able to determine, Fabrica de Armas no longer exists. The city of Eibar, Spain is still there, however.
     
  7. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    What did they tell you over on THE FIREARMS FORUM.COM?
     
  8. willie47

    willie47 New Member

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    Zero; zip; nada! I haven't gotten a reply from anyone there or any of the other two gun discussion forums I have recently joined.
     
  9. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I could not find anything. I think Davidson has evaporated into the ether!
     
  10. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    glad to have you here willie!! Where are you in SC? I might not be too far from you.
     
  11. willie47

    willie47 New Member

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    Clemson, SC. I've got a twin brother who lives in Winston Salem and who also owns a machining and fabrication business in Hickory, right up the road from you.
     
  12. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Whats the name of his business?
     
  13. willie47

    willie47 New Member

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    Willis Machining and Fabrication located on left heading North just off Hwy 321 immediately behind the Budweiser distributor on a side street. Don't know the name of the street, and he may or may not have a sign out front, but he's in the same building as Burris Machine.
     
  14. Rex in OTZ

    Rex in OTZ Well-Known Member

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    The Davidson's Im familure with is in business.

    Was the family company sold to a Business group and moved? that happens all the time in other businesses like when Piper Aircraft was sold and moved all over the country, these Davidson's handle allot of different brands of firearms, Charles Daly,Ruger,Springfield,CZ,Browning,Remington,Taurus.
     
  15. willie47

    willie47 New Member

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    As far as I can tell, the Davidson's, which is a dealer and currently in business in AZ (I think), has no connection to the former Davidson's Firearms in Greensboro, NC.

    I may be too old to ever find out!
     
  16. willie47

    willie47 New Member

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    Thanks! Glad to be here!