John Cox

British Cox Martini-Type Rifle, cal. 310 Cadet, barrel 26 inches (661mm), overall length 42-3/4 inches (1084mm), , three-leaf rear sight.


- on top of barrel: COX & SON 7 BERNARD ST SOUTHAMPTOM

- on bottom of barrel, on action and on block: Birmingham proof

- other mark on bottom of barrel: to be identified,  specs on chamber, etc.: length 1.57, base .346, neck .326, bore .303.

Note on Cox: John Cox, later Cox and Son, was an English gunmaker who began trading from 13 High Street, Southampton, Hampshire, in 1843. After a move to 7 Bernard St. in 1854, John Cox died in the early 1860's; business was carried on for a few years by his widow Mary-Ann, then by his son (also named John). Cox & Son was still trading from 28 High Street at the turn of the century.