A 12-BORE GAME SCENE ENGRAVED BOXLOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 1999,
circa 1949, 27in. nitro barrels, the rib engraved 'HENRY MORRIS. ST. MARY'S ROW. BIRMINGHAM.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. and 3/4 choke, partially repaired dent left tube, scroll-back treble-grip action with hidden third bite and removable striker discs, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, fine acanthus scroll engraving surrounding game scene vignettes of pheasant, partridge and duck, the toplever with a heron, the triggerguard with a retriever with rabbit, the fences with floral bouquets, retaining much original colour-hardening and finish, 14 7/8in. figured stock including wooden buttplate, weight 6lb. 5oz., in a leather case
Other Notes: Born in Birmingham in 1882, Henry 'Harry' Morris was a master engraver to the trade and would on occasion finish guns and retail them under his own name.
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act