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Fine Modern & Antique Guns - March 2018

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Sale A0318 Lot 622

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JOH. SPRINGER
A .300 SHERWOOD BOXLOCK NON-EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE, serial no. 8548,
26in. cordite proofed replacement barrels with broad raised file-cut rib with open-sights and two folding leaf sights, highlighted sighting triangles and marked for 100, 200 and 300 yards, ramped bead fore-sight with flip-up moonsight, the tubes engraved 'BARRELS BY WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO. LONDON.', treble-grip action with side-clips, automatic safety with view window revealing the gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, fine acanthus scroll engraving, the action sides engraved 'JOH. SPRINGERs ERBEN IN WIEN' and 'K.u.K. KAMMER GEWEHR LIEFERANTEN', retaining slight traces of colour-hardening, 14 7/8in. figured pistolgrip stock with cheekpiece, horn pistolgrip-cap, sling swivels and including 7/8in. rubber recoil pad, weight 6lb. 12oz., in a leather case

Provenance: We are kindly informed by the vendor that the current barrels were fitted by Westley Richards in 1924

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Estimate £4,000-5,000

Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament




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