I have consulted this forum often, but just found something interesting enough to post here.
I have aquired a partially built sporter of the 1917 flavor, but the barrel has me wondering. It has the mark and name of V. Gipson, from what i have found out he was a wildcat favoring smith that had a shop here in New Salem Indiana, dates unknown but i suspect 30’s-50’s?
I have not had a chance to make a chamber cast yet, but the barrel is marked 270-4000. From the small amount of information I have found there are a few possibilities. It appears from the rear of the chamber to be based on the 300 H+H case.
I have also seen a 270-4000 Gibbs…
I guess bottom line is I won’t be able to tell much until a chamber cast is done, but it should be an interesting project for sure.