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*TWO GAUGE SET OF WESTLEY RICHARDS SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUNS WITH EXTRA BARRELS AND CASE. SN 19224/ 19225/ 19226/ 19227. Cal. 12 ga/ 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. This very fine pair of “Best Quality” guns was made at the time when noted gun makers A. A Brown & Son were working in Bournbrook, adjoining a part of the Westley Richards factory, and were building all of Westley Richards best sidelock guns. Each gun has two sets of dovetailed bbls, 30″ and 26″ 12 ga. and 28″ and 26″ for the 20 ga., all having Churchill type matted ribs, and all marked “Westley Richards & Co.” “Birmingham England” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with 1964 Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs. It was Westley Richards policy to assign a new SN for each set of bbls, so 30″ and 28″ bbls bear SN matching action on each bbl. 26″ set of bbls bears the subsequent number on left bbl, with actual gun SN on right. Case hardened H & H type sidelock actions of which Brown has always been associated with (ABAS logos are stamped inside of rear lump wells of each action), are stocked to the fences, and feature non-automatic safeties, H & H type detachable locks, gold-plated internals, side clips, hidden Purdey type third fasteners, and selective gold-plated single triggers. (Pushing trigger blade forward alters the order in which locks are tripped. Right and left order is the usual setting. After selecting left/ right and firing, opening lever resets trigger to fire right/ left again.) Actions are engraved with exceptionally well cut medium to large open shaded scroll. “Westley Richards” is engraved on serpentine ribands on each lockplate. Bottoms of actions are engraved “Selective Single Trigger”. Small bow trigger guards have SNs at grip of short tangs. Very finely marbled and flame-figured Circassian walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 15-1/2″ over tan pigskin leather covered pads, and feature nicely sculpted drop points, standard point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and vacant indented rectangular crest plates on toe lines. Matching splinter ejector forends have Anson push button releases. SNs are engraved on irons. 12 Ga. set: 30″ bbls: Bore diameter: left -.728, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.038, right -.039. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.029. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 7 lbs. 0 oz, LOP 15-1/2″. 12 ga. set of 26″ bbls: Bore diameter: left -.728, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.020, right -.013. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz, LOP 15-1/2″. 20 ga Set of 28″ Bbls: Bore diameter: left -.614, right -.613. Bore restrictions: left -.029, right -.020. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 1 oz, LOP 15-1/2″. 20 ga Set of 26″ Bbls: Bore diameter: left -.615, right -.615. Bore restrictions: left -.015, right -.016. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 0 oz, LOP 15-1/2″. This exceptional set comes in a large leather motor case with stitched leather corners, with two locking latches, and with vacant brass rectangular plate on top. Interior is lined with green baize, with paper Westley Richards Bournbrook label, and lift-out top tray for both sets of 26″ bbls. Included are pairs of 12 ga, and 20 ga. snap caps. Bottom well has spaces for actions and longer sets of bbls. Cleaning rods are under bbls in top tray, with mops and brushes in compartments in well. PROVENANCE: Factory letter with specifications of the guns stating they were completed for A. D. Walker in 1964, along with ledger page. Letter states that the 20 ga. set has 30″ and 26″ bbls, ledger indicates 28″ and 26″. Authentication Certificates for each gun. CONDITION: Excellent, showing limited use, and only minor deterioration of all orig finishes. Bbls have a few minor marks in their very fine lustrous orig black. Actions have slight silvering on beads and fences of their St. Leger quality color. Pin ends and triggers retain essentially all of their gold-plating. Thumb levers have some slight silvering, and trigger guards are somewhat silvered at grips. Stocks retain nearly all of their very fine hand rubbed oil finish, grain slightly raised, and a few minor marks. Checkering shows some very slight wear, and is dark. All bores are excellent, bright and shiny, with no visible imperfections. Actions are tight. Bbls are on face.  Case leather is very fine with a few minor bumps and scuffs. A chevron shaped decal has been removed from top. Handle and straps are good. Interior is very fine with a few minor marks and rubs. Accessories are fine. A true "Unalikely Pair" $68,000

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Boss & Co.   #7482 circa 1928 12 bore "Best" opening assisted side-lock ejector gun with  most of it's original finish, case and accessories. The 28 inch chopper lump barrels, proofed for 1 1/8 ounce loads, measure R/L Bores; .730/.730, chokes; .009/.012, walls; .025/.027. Original blacking is 85%, weaker above the fore-end area. Rib is a smooth concave hunting type. Lock plates and receiver retain most of its original case color with double triggers. The highly figured straight English stock measures 14 3/8 x 1 7 1/16 x 2 1/8 x 1/8 cast off to an ebony checkered  butt by Mr. T replacing an older pad. Weight is 6-8 and case with accessories are original Boss. Excellent Boss with great lines and point of balance at the pin. An exceptional gun from the era that made Boss  the epitome of hand made Best guns. Very well priced at $42,500.

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James Purdey & Sons  #21446 circa 1911 As new 16 bore side lock with ejectors and assisted opening Beasley action. Newly refurbished 29 inch barrels by Johnsons with 2 5/8 chambers measure; bores R/L .664/.664; chokes .008/.018 (IC/MOD); walls  .030/.029 on both. New stock and fore end by the Master David Trevallion with the best Tessier walnut measures; 15 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/8 x 1/8 cast off to a checkered butt. St Leger's case colors on the rare round bar action compliments the as new condition. Being # 2 of an original pair, this beauty has been re-cased in an original Purdey lightweight leather case with the proper Purdey label for the time of the renew as the assorted Purdey accessories; cleaning rod, brush and jags, cartridge extractor, pull through in black pouch, snap caps, turn screws and disc key, original extra pair of strikers in their ivory container, and an oil tank. Weight is 6-5. An excellent alternative to it's new $100,000 replacement for only $48,000.

 

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James Purdey & Sons #12978 circa 1887 built for a Mr. A. W. Gilmour as recorded in the Dimension Book. A Purdey "C" quality 12 bore box lock ejector gun. The ejector system appears to be a W. Anson patent ejector, patent no.15299 of 1884. The 30 inch Damascus barrels, 2 1/2 " chambers, measure; bores R/L .740/.734. Right barrel is marked 12/1 by London Proof House to indicate original bore size of .740. chokes .005 CYL/ .023 MOD, walls .028/.028. The barrel flats show a London nitro reproof for a 1 1/8 oz. load. The barrel and action, Anson & Deeley patent no. 4929, were made by James Carr, a popular out-sourcer  from Birmingham, at which time working at 9 St Mary's Row. The straight English stock measures 14 3/8 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 inches cast off to a checkered butt. The non-best quality guns by Purdey were offered to meet a demand from the buying public. Since the begining, Purdey has devoted themselves to "Best Guns" only and other than the short-lived B quality the "C" quality was considered the "Best Box lock" of this critical period of gun making when the buyer bought the best for himself. An historically important part of Purdey and the economy. All in 90% original condition in a leather case with original Purdey accessories. For a definitive report on these wonderful guns, please Google ( Donald Dallas/B quality Purdey). $12,500

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James Purdey & Sons  # 23410 circa 1926. Almost new 12 bore "Pigeon "assisted opening side-lock with ejectors. 30 inch chopper-lump barrels have side clips, 2 3/4 inch chambers and measure R/L bores .729/.729; chokes .023/.046 (M&F); walls .025/.026 in as new condition. The straight English stock measures 14 1/2 x 1 9/16 x 2 1/16 x 1/16 cast off to checkered Butt with very slight wear. Weight 7-6. Originally made as number 2 of a pair and cased separately from birth. When resold #'s 2 were professionally removed at new owner's request. Great vintage years and near new condition in a light Purdey leather case and original Purdey label and accessories.  Irreplaceable at $62,000

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John Wilkes  # 15215 ca 1986.  A 28 Bore Exhibition Grade side lock ejector with assisted opener on a Holland&Holland mechanism. The quality of workmanship on this gun as all Wilkes guns is definitely as good as any other available in London today. The elegant execution of gold rose clusters and fine scroll brought Don Simmonds into the well respected class of engravers presently available in the London trade. Simply described as a complete collection by itself. The highly figured straight English stock measures R/L 15 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 1/4 cast off to a checkered butt. Being tool-less and also clue-less of 28 bore measurements, I assume it is reasonable to claim that a recently London proofed and unused gun is still as such. $67,500

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Boss & Co.  #9304 circa  1965 20 bore side lock with ejectors and assisted opener. 26 inch barrels 2 3/4 inch chambers, wide hand filed flat rib and measure R/L bores .616/.616; chokes .010/.015; and walls .025/.025. Best quality pistol grip stock measure 14 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1/8 cast off to a checkered butt. Cased with all original accessories with canvas and leather outer cover. As new as we have ever had. As you all know, we have had great Boss'.  Most likely unfired.    $87,000

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The Frederick C. Scales Gun. #H22269 circa 1940   12 bore side lock with ejectors. Beautifully carved by Harry Kell, as documented by Ken Hunt his student, with large scroll,        ten gold inlays and fully engraved fore end iron with commemoration to Scales. The gun ,not a Purdey, has Purdey pattern checkering on fore end with Purdey style "tip" with bridge, barrels stamped JA, Southgate Patent ejectors, Anson patent latch, spring bladed front trigger, Holland patent cross pin, Purdey steel pistol grip cap, Purdey style lock pins, Chilton & Sons locks and H. Alport triggers. Obviously a creation with much Purdey influence but not a Purdey. The complete account of "Who Dunnit?" is treated in two articles by Vic Venters in the May/June and July/August 2007 issues of Shooting Sportsman Magazine and in Vic's latest book GUN CRAFT to which he dedicates chapter XXIII. After "nearly or partly" all is said and done, this magnificent gun tells of a man in a time and place that we often only try to imagine.  $48,500                          

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James Purdey & Sons  # 21498  Circa 1912   Best assisted opening side lock ejector 20 bore we have ever had the pleasure to own. Rare 29 inch barrels with game rib, 2 3/4 inch chambers and London reproof in 1985 at .630 bores as indicated on the barrel flats by London Proof Master measure R/L  bores, .630/.630; chokes, .027/.031 and walls, .031.025. The perfect St Leger case hardened action is covered by small and medium rose and scroll and gold game birds as pheasant and duck, all artistically executed by non other than the two Belgique masters, Phillippe Grifnee  and Rene Delcour. Grifnee can be seen in the latest Double Gun Journal with Winston Churchill. Also in gold are " JAMES PURDEY & SONS LONDON " on both locks, lines on the cocking indicators, "SAFE" and the serial number on the trigger guard tang. The bottom of the action is adorned by a life like Labrador. The new stock and fore end, hand crafted by David of the finest Tessier walnut, measures 14 7/8 x 2 3/16 x 1 11/16 x 1/4 inch cast off to checkered butt. It also has double triggers, weighs 5-7 and is cased in an original Purdey case with accessories.  $75,000

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Boss & Co  #  7277 Circa 1925  Best 12 bore sidelock ejector gun with the highly desirable  English 3 inch magnum proofed at 1 1/2 ozs. Refurbished by the best in the business; case color by St Leger, London best blackening by Johnson's and new stock and fore end by David. The 30  inch barrels with game rib measure R/L   bores, .733/.732; chokes, .022/.031 and walls .029/.031.  The highly figured best walnut English stock measures 15 x 2 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 cast off to a checkered butt. Gun has a single trigger and weighs 7-4. On page 238 of D Dallas's Boss book, #7277 is described as a Pigeon gun. This best era gun presents itself as better than new and is cased in an original factory light field case with some accessories.  $52,000

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Westley Richards  #17131 Circa 1910  A fine 12 bore Deluxe Gold Name single selective trigger hand detachable scalloped boxlock ejector gun. The 30 inch 2 1/2 chambered barrels measure R/L Bores .737/.739; chokes .010/.038; walls .025/.024. The Westley Richards Special Steel barrels were reproofed at .740 bore.  The well figured straight grip stock measures 15 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/8 x  3/16 cast off to a checkered butt. Action retains most of its original color hardening as barrels retain their blackening. All in its original O&L case and accessories.. #26,000

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James Purdey & Sons  # 25923 circa 1945   Excellent and almost new Purdey single non selective trigger, self-opening  sidelock ejector light game gun with two sets of barrels. First 26 inch barrel measure R/L bores .735/.733; chokes .040/.040 and walls .029/.030. This tightly choked set of barrels is identified with the word "CHOKE" inscribed on the barrel hook. The second 26 inch set measures bores .734/.734; chokes .010/.010 and the walls .033/.034.   Both barrels are proofed for 1 18 oz. Well figured English stock measures  14 5/8 x 2 x 1 1/2 x 3/8 cast off to a checkered horn butt plate. The gun weighs 6-8 with both sets of barrels. Original oak and leather case holds gun with both sets of barrels and most of its original factory accessories such as the oil tank, grease pot, snap caps, two piece ebony cleaning rod, black leather envelope with drop through brush, red leather envelope with cleaning heads, ivory container with proper extra firing pins and ebony handled turn screw and firing pin disc remover. The Factory workers of this fine gun as seen on the various parts and from the records are as follows; locks- Edward Chilton, barrels-Jack Aldous, action filer- Maurice Timbers, original gated single trigger by Harry Lawrence, original customer M Nawling (October 46), Returned to Purdey for second set of barrels in 48 by second owner J W W, stocker-Philip Dean, finisher-Michael  Miles, ejectors- Charles Sadler, charcoal bluing and color hardening- Daniel O'Brien Sr. and the engraving by Harry Kell. Highly conditioned and desirable gun for all practical purposes.   $48,000
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Holland and Holland 308 Win magazine rifle " Modele De Luxe " # 18434 A fine Mauser  bolt-magazine rifle reported by previous owner to have been made by Holland and Holland. The barrel is 16 9/16 inches with gold inlaid open rear sight with fixed 100 yard blade and pivoting 200 and 300. The fore sight is ramp mounted and the receiver is mounted with a Zeiss Diatal-C 6x32 telescopic sight by a claw quick disconnect mount. The magazine holds 3 rounds. The mounts recoil blocks, sight ramp, all the barrel, receiver, floor plate, trigger guard, fore end tip pistol grip cap with sight compartment and safety catch are all engraved with best bold acanthus scroll. The premium wood stock has a 13 /5/8 LOP to original pad and has a shadow cheek piece on the left side. The weight of the rifle 6-10.2 without scope and 7-13.8 with. Overall this rifle retains virtually all its original condition and is cased in its original factory case. $13,000
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Charles Boswell  #18066 circa 1946   12 bore  box lock Pigeon gun with ejectors. Boswell, as you  may know, was best known for his Pigeon guns, made in all sizes but always the best quality. This gun has 26 1/2 inch chopper lump barrels with a matt rib, side clips, third fastener, original 2 3/4 inch chambers proofed for  1 1/4 oz and name and address in gold. These measure R/L bores  .729/.729; chokes  .008/.034 and walls .033/.034. The contrasting grain walnut straight English stock measures 13 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 1/4 to a checkered butt. This gun was obviously made for a small shooter but the stock can be extended (ebony, walnut or leather pad) to a maximum of 14 7/8 and still be fitted in its original case with some modifications to the case. As the gun is still factory original, any of these alterations, if needed at all, will not be made without the input of the new owner. The action is most exquisitely engraved with rose and scroll and some gold accents as shown by the photos. A London best gun retaining all of its originality. $12,000

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Webley & Scott   #14036  Mod 700 20 bore box lock with ejectors imported by and made for Griffen & Howe of New York. Probably made in the 70's. Condition is as new in the case with its accessories. 27 inch barrels measure Bores R/L  .617/.618; Chokes .014/.015; Walls .028/.024. 2 3/4 inch chambers. English stock measures 14 x 1 1/2 x 2 3/16 x 1/8 cast off to its checkered butt. Weight is 5-6. Nice gun with hanging tags.  $5,500

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Webley & Scott   #137464 circa 1966 Mod 728 28 bore boxlock with ejectors and semi-beaver tail fore arm. 26 " barrels with raised flat filed rib measures R/L bores .550/.550; chokes ..020/.035  ands walls are new. The pistol-grip stock measures 14 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 1/8 cast off to a checkered butt. Weight is 5-9. Cased with oil bottle, snap caps and tag. Great little gun for woodcock. $7,500
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W. R. Leeson  #2062  circa 1912   20 bore box lock with ejectors. High quality London maker making box locks of his own design unlike others using typical Birmingham barreled actions. Excellent walnut English stock measures 14 x 1 7/16 x 2 1/8 x 1/8 cast off to  a checkered butt. The 27 1/4 inch barrels London 1 oz proof with original 2 3/4 inch " MAGNUM" chambers as written on the barrels measure R/L  bores .617/.618; chokes .012/.013; walls .037/.035. Weight is 5-8. Cased in its original case with correct label and loading card and great accessories as two turn screws, cleaning rod, disc remover and grease pot. All original and as new. Extremely rare in this condition. $10,500
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William Cashmore  #17466  circa 1920   16 bore box lock with ejectors. 27 1/2 inch barrels with plane game rib and 2 3/4 chambers measure bores R/L  .662/.665; chokes .002/.022; walls .032 on both. Straight stock measures 14 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 1/4 cast off to a Pachmeyer pad. The gun weighs 6 pounds and is proofed for 1 oz load. Much original condition.  $5500.
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W & C Scott Pair " The Chatsworth" #146612/3   12 bore best quality ejector box locks with ornamental side plates. Barrels are 28 inches with 2 3/4 inch chambers with engraved breech wedges and game ribs. The barrels on # 1 gun measure R/L bores .729/.729; chokes .009/.024; walls .030/.029. The premium quality straight stock measures 15 x 1 1/2 x 2 3/16 x 1/4 cast off to a checkered butt. The # 2 barrels measure bores .729/.729; chokes .009/.024 and walls .032/.030. The stocks measure 15x1 1/2x2 3/16x1/4 cast off to checkered butt. Both have double triggers and #1 weighs 6/9 and #2 6/10 and are like new with hanging tags.  All cased in original brass cornered leather case with accessories. $28,000
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Holland & Holland Pair  # 37701/2  12 bore box lock ejector guns with 28 inch barrels with 2 3/4 inch chambers retaining almost full case color and finish. The barrels on gun #1 measure R/L bores .731/.731; chokes .013/.013 and walls .030/.028. The straight gripped stock measures 15x1 5/16x2x1/8 cast off to a checkered butt. The barrels on the #2 gun measure R/L bores .731/.731; chokes .013/.013 and walls .025/.027. The stock is 15 x 1 1/2 x 2 3/16 x 1/8 cast off to a checkered butt. Both have double triggers and are cased in their original brass cornered Brady canvas case. The weights are #1 6-10 and #2 6-4. $16,000
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W R Leeson   #10109  20 bore box lock with ejectors. Barrels are 25" with 2 1/2 inch chambers, 7/8 oz proof and plain game rib. R/L bores .623/.621; chokes cyl/.026; walls .027 on both. Plain straight stock measures 14 1/4 x 2 3/16 x 1 9/16 x 1/8 cast off to a checkered butt. Gun has two triggers and weighs 5-1. A very tight and light gun for upland hunting over a dog.      $6500
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William Powell & Sons   #9493   Number 1 of a pair of best English sidelocks with double triggers, auto ejectors and third fastener. The 30 inch Whitworth steel barrels have 2 1/2 inch chambers and 1 1/8 oz proof and have been reproofed in London in 1985 at .740 and .736 hence they measure R/L  bores, .736/.740; chokes .012/.029 and minimum walls, .024 on both. The well figured stock with a round half pistol grip measures 14 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 cast off to a thin horn putt-plate. Cased in a period case with spurious label. A classic Birmingham side lock with the full pedigree of a London best gun. $9,950
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Westley Richards  # 18767 circa 1938   12 bore hand-detachable side lock ejector heavy game/Pigeon gun. Made as no. 1 gun of a pair with its original single oak and leather single gun case and all accessories. The treble grip action and Joseph Braziers locks retains all of its original case color with bold acanthus scrollwork on a matt background. Gold inlays include two ducks in flight on the left lock, two pheasants on the right and a pointer on the bottom panel all set in appropriate wildlife settings. Similar engraving is found on the trigger guard and as a wedge on the breech end of the barrels. The 30 inch barrels with 2 3/4 chamber and raised matt rib measure R/L bores .729/.729; chokes .010/.034 and walls .026/.029. The high grade walnut straight English stock measures 14 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 2 x 1/8 cast of to its original leather covered pad. The gun weighs 7-3, has a Birmingham 1 1/4 oz proof and is in near new condition. Truly a best gun by all standards by the best Birmingham maker. $37,500

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W.W. Greener  "Special Grade"  # 68708 first gun built in 1930. Auto ejector boxlock heavy game/ Pigeon gun built on the Facile Princeps action with F-75 engraving. However the engraving is the only aspect of this gun that is F-75, all else is a Greener Best. W.W. Greener's  top guns were known as "Presentation" and sometime "Exhibition" or "Special Grade" as described in the Greener book. All the internals of the action and fore-end are gold washed. As the photos show This gun has exhibition wood, a recessed cross-bolt, rolled trigger guard inscribed with "SPECIAL GRADE" and all packaged in a deluxe case with more accessories than any other gun seen in Greener's book. Accessories include buffalo horn handled turn screws and chamber brush, a pull- through in its leather case, an ivory handled action brush, a three piece ebony cleaning rod with jags, a large WW GREENER marked oil tank with snap caps and finally Greener's answer to the question" What do you give to a gun that already has everything?"- a combination cartridge extractor and dog whistle fitted into the case. Barrels are 30 inches with 3 inch "English Magnum" chambers and original 1 1/2 oz proof and measuring Right/Left bores .734/.734; chokes .021/.040 and walls .030/.032. Best quality semi pistol grip stock measures 14 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 3 x 1/8 cast off to ebony and horn butt plate. All in virtually unused condition. Included is the original certificate of award to present owner from the Concourse d 'Elegance International Gun Competition for Bragging Rights. A rare gun that rarely comes on the market at any price. $30,000
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W.W. Greener  # 68306 Circa 1927  12 Bore Grade FH 70 with ejectors. This well engraved action retains most of its original case color other than the bottom where carried. The 28 inch barrels with engraved breech diamonds measure; bores .729 on both, chokes R/L .019/.035, walls .028/.029. The original 2 1/2 inch chambers were extended to 2 3/4 and reproved in London. Wear is evident above the fore end.The walnut pistol grip stock measures 14 1/2 x 1 9/16 x 2 11/16 x 1/4 inch to original hard rubber butt plate. Included are the original O&L case and all accessories marked Abercrombie & Fitch & Co  as this gun was retailed by them. The measurements and over all condition shows some wear without tear retaining much finish. $8750
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Army & Navy CSL # 38883  410 bore box-lock non-ejector. The 27 inch barrels are recently reproofed to 3 inch chambers and choked true cylinder in both barrels. Action is border and scroll engraved and still retain substantial color-hardening. The weight is 3-12. The semi-pistol gripped stock is decently figured and measures, 13 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 2 x 1/8 cast off to checkered butt. This the cutest little double I've seen in a long time and deserves a young lad or lady to appreciate its value. Come on Dad!  $6900
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George Gibbs  #B6225 circa late 50's.  28 bore boxlock non-ejector  with two triggers. The 26 inch barrels with plain game rib and 2 1/2 inch chambers measure R/L  bores .545/545, chokes .012/.018.  Thee straight stock measures 14 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 2 5/16 x 1/4 cast off to plastic butt plate. Lots of original condition.  Cased in its original canvas and leather case with some accessories. $8500
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W&C. Scott SxS #103044 circa 1925   20 Bore 2 1/2 inch chambers. Model "Monte Carlo B". One of the only 151 ever made by Scott. A petite sidelock with ejectors and rare factory single selective trigger. Stock is 14 x 1 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 1/8 cast off to original horn butt plate with a pistol grip with rounded end. Locks and frame have delicate scroll and game engraving and retain most of  their original color. The barrels are 26 inches long measuring R/L bores .617/.619, chokes .009/.024, walls .035/.029 respectively and in excellent condition with two ivory beads. The gun is cased in an oak and leather case with accessories French fitted. The weight is 5 lbs 9 ozs. $12,000
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Cogswell & Harrison #12487 12 bore Rounded boxlock action with extractor. 30 inch barrels with game rib measuring rt/lt; bores .713/.729, chokes .001/.035, walls .035/.028. Solid straight grip stock measuring; 14x1 3/4x 3x1/8 cast off to original horn butt plate. The barrels have recently been totally reconditioned by Kirk Merrington. Weight is 6-8 Cased in original leather case with original label. $2500
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William Powell #H16069  Hand detachable boxlock   20 Bore.  2 3/4 inch.  26 inch BBLS ;bores.627/.627; chokes .004/.012; walls .029/.027. Barrels originally proofed at .625. Single trigger.  Splinter forend.  Scalloped boxlock  with ejectors. Weight is 6-2. Beautifully figured, contrasting  wood.  Fine checkering. 141/2 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1/4 cast off to checkered butt.. Heritage series.   Beautiful condition. Perfect for close working dog. In original case. $16,000
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Charles Boswell  #146830.  20 Bore. 2 3/4 inch.  Deluxe scalloped Boxlock with ejectors. Stock measures14 3/8 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 1/4 cast off to English leather covered pad. 26 inch barrels measure R/L bores.615/.615; chokes .005/.011; walls .037/.034. Weight is 5-9. Double triggers.  Splinter forepart  Gold game inlayed on underside of the receiver.  "Charles Boswell" is also inlayed  in gold on both sides of the action.  Fine scroll engraving as well.  Beautifully figured wood.   Cased in original motor case. Excellent quail gun over close dog. $6800
Photo Clabrough & Johnstone  #14134 12 bore sidelock extractor gun with 30inch 2 3/4 chamber, flat matted rib and measuring; rt/lt bores .729/.724, chokes .012/.012, walls .032/.029. Solid semi-pistol grip stock measuring 14 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 3/16 castoff to an original horn butt plate. Weight is 7-2 $2800
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Henry Atkin  #3217 A rare and unique 12 bore Trap/Pigeon over and under sidelock ejector. 30 inch split nitro barrels, ventilated raised filed rib, 2 1/2 inch chambers, bored U .732 and L .732,  choked .038 in both and walls U .022 and L .024 Locks and action are engraved with fine scroll work retaining much original case color and finish. 15 inch highly figured semi-pistolgrip stock with drop at  1 9/16 and 2 and 1/4 inch cast off. Weight is 7lb. 10oz. in its maker's violin shaped case with various accessories. This shotgun was featured in the September/October 1999 issue of the SHOOTING SPORTSMAN on page 49 in John Ian Gregson's article "Mr. Champion's Atkin". The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed in 1936 and ordered for a Mr. Champion. Records also show that this particular gun was the only over and under ever made by Henry Atkin. Other than an improved ejector system, the gun is totally based on the Woodward OU. So much so that a serious conflict ensued between Mr. Woodward and a Mr. Hill. This Mr. Hill, while under Woodward' s employ, had designed  the Woodward OU but afterwards claimed it as his own . An interesting part of English gun development and history. $45,000
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W.W.Greener #46896 for 1898, 12 bore, Grade F1 being the lowest of the medium grade guns. A boxlock of  Facile Princeps design, non ejector, double trigger gun with two sets of barrels. First set; 30 inches; bores rt/lt  .735/.736; chokes .041/.040; walls .034/.035. Second set; 28 inches;bores .735/.735; chokes .011/.016; walls .024/.025. The stock is of medium quality wood and has 14 x 1 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 1/4 to ebonite butt plate. Cased in its original canvas and leather case with some accessories. This shotgun is 104 years old and is in absolutely UNFIRED and ORIGINAL condition. $9800
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W. W. Greener # 61837 for 1912 12 bore grade G70 engraved by Harry Tomlinson, engraver of the St. George Gun .Sir Whitworth  Barrels are 28 inches with chambers 2 9/16, R and L Bores .733 and .735 Chokes .007 and .026 walls.025 on both. Stock to be redone by Mr T to original or customer's dimensions with premium wood in Greener case. A rare opportunity to by a rare gun fitted to your needs. $18000
Photo  Thomas Bland #18454 circa 1940's  12 bore boxlock ejector with double Purdey underbite and hidden third fastener. Barrels are 30 inches and have 2 3/4 inch chambers and measure R/L  bores .730/.732, chokes .021/.035, and walls .033/.034. The gun has double triggers and weighs 7-7. The stock has a semi-pistol grip and measure 14 7/8 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/16 x 1/8 cast off to a black rubber pad. The barrels retain 85% original blue, action has most its original case-color and the stock has most of its finish but has some blemishes as seen in the photos. A very solid shooter with modern ammo for the field and clays. $3500
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Linsley Brothers # 2208 High grade boxlock ejector gun with 28 inch nitro barrels, rib engraved ' LINSLEY BROTHERS. MAKERS. LEEDS.' 12 bore, 2 1/2 inch chambers, 1 1/8 oz proof, minimum walls R .025 and L .030 , Bores .732 and .732, chokes .006 and ..037. The action has a hidden 3rd bite and is fully engraved with scroll work, retaining appreciable original color-hardening. The straight English stock has straight contrasting wood with dimensions of 14 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 2 3/16 x 3/16 cast off to a 7/8 inch Silver's pad. Weight is 6-14.2. Linsley Brothers was a very well respected maker by his contemporaries. An exceptional clays or fowling gun. Cased with nice accessories. $7300
 

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