WILLIAM POWELL & SON
A 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 10241,
for 1897, 29in. nitro reproved fine damascus barrels (in 2012, right wall at 17), 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 1/2 choke, treble-grip action, toplever gold-inlaid '1', automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, fine bouquet and acanthus scroll engraving, the underside with a vignette of snowdrops, retaining slight traces of original colour-hardening, 13 3/4in. well-figured stock including buttplate, weight 6lb. 8oz.
Provenance: The makers have kindly informed us that this shotgun was completed as no.1 of a pair in August 1897 as a best gun with 29in. barrels for G.W. Neish, Esq.
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act