A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING HAND-DETACHABLE SIDELOCK EJECTOR PIGEON GUN, serial no. 1040, with extra barrels,
30in. nitro chopperlump barrels (proof dated for 1948) with raised matt rib, gold-inlaid '1' at the breech end, the right tube engraved 'LAZARO ARRIZABALAGA. EIBAR', 2 3/4in. chambers bored approx. true cyl. and 1/2 choke, some pitting and bulges;
30in. nitro chopperlump barrels (proof dated for 1948) with raised matt rib gold-inlaid '2' at the breech end, the right tube engraved 'LAZARO ARRIZABALAGA. EIBAR', 2 3/4in. choke, bored approx. full choke in both, treble-grip action with hidden third bite and side-clips, removable striker discs, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, hand-detachable lockplates, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, Holland & Holland style self opening system, articulated front trigger, rolled-edge triggerguard, action and barrel flats marked 'FCE DE J. ARRIZABALAGA EIBAR', bold acanthus scroll engraving on a matted background, the lockplates with scrolling banners engraved 'L. ARRIZABALAGA', the underside with an elaborate cartouche engraved 'LAZARO ARRIZABALAGA PATENTE 150989', retaining traces of colour-hardening and renewed finish, 13 5/8in. well-figured replacement stock (inserts at overhorns), matching replacement fore-end wood, weight 7lb. 1oz., in a leather motor case with provision for both sets of barrels
Exhibited: Manuel Lopo de Carvalho Collection
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act