J. WOODWARD & SONS
A 12-BORE 'THE AUTOMATIC' SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 4989,
29in. replacement nitro barrels (in 1954), the rib engraved 'NEW BARRELS BY J. ELLIS. REGAL SPORTS STORES. OSWESTRY', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. and 3/4 choke, side-clipped action with arcaded fences, removable striker discs, toplever gold-inlaid '2', automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, protruding tumbler pivots with gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, articulated front trigger, fine border and acanthus scroll engraving, 14 1/2in. pistolgrip stock (minor crack at hand - no movement) with horn pistolgrip-cap and 1/2in. buttplate, two initialled silver escutcheons, weight 6lb. 11oz.
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was completed in 1896 for G.L. Dewhurst Esq.
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