E. J. CHURCHILL
A 12-BORE 'UTILITY XXV' EASY-OPENING BOXLOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 5531,
for 1937, 25in. nitro barrels with matt Churchill-rib gold-inlaid 'XXV' at the breech end, the tubes engraved 'E. J. CHURCHILL (GUNMAKERS) LTD. ORANGE ST. GUNWORKS. LEICESTER SQUARE. LONDON.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 3/4 choke, treble-grip action with hidden third bite, slender fences, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, Edwin Smith patent easy-opening system, patent no. 372035 of 19th March 1931, acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, the underside with 'UTILITY EASY-OPENING MODEL' and gold-inlaid 'XXV', 14 3/4in. highly-figured replacement stock including 3/4in. rubber recoil pad and matching fore-end wood, weight 5lb. 15oz., in a modern lightweight leather case
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act