A 12-BORE 'MODEL 56' HAND-DETACHABLE SIDELOCK EJECTOR PIGEON GUN, serial no. 43196, with extra barrels,
29 1/2in. nitro chopperlump barrels proof dated for 1951, raised matted rib (some leakage) gold-inlaid '1' at the breech end, 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and full choke;
29 1/2in. nitro chopperlump barrels proof dated for 1951, raised matted rib gold-inlaid '2' at the breech end, 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. full and extra full choke;
treble-grip action with hidden third bite, removable striker discs, side-clips, manual safety, hand-detachable lockplates with concealed flush release lever, gold-washed internals, lockpins and cocking-indicators, articulated front trigger, rolled-edge triggerguard, fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, 14 1/2in. figured stock, 10 1/2in. beavertail fore-end with Anson push rod access hole, weight 7lb. 8oz.
Exhibited: Manuel Lopo de Carvalho Collection
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act