A UNIQUE 'DAMASQUINADO' FINISHED 12-BORE 'MODEL NO. 37 SUPER EXHIBITION PIECE' DOUBLE-TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER HAND-DETACHABLE SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 422950,
circa 1975, 28in. nitro reproved (in 2022) barrels with 8mm ventilated matt top-rib and acanthus scroll detailing at the breech end, 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 3/4 choke, gold-washed extractors, three-piece fore-end, the wooden side fillets with gold-washed retaining screws, quadruple-grip action, automatic safety, hand-detachable lockplates with concealed flush release lever, Spanish registered patent no. ES166890A3 of 16th October 1944, gold-washed cocking-indicators, gold-washed triggers, the front articulated, rolled-edge triggerguard, the action and furniture carved and damascened in gold with acanthus scrollwork interspersed with flower heads on a matted background, the lockplates with gold-damascened game scenes of duck and pheasant, 14 3/4in. well-figured pistolgrip stock with cheekpiece and chequered butt, the fore-end with Deeley & Edge patent release and decorated en suite, weight 7lb. 11oz.
Provenance: The makers have kindly informed us that this gun was completed as a one-off example in the traditional Toledo 'damasquinado' style (damascene inlay). It is recorded as being a 'Super Exhibition Piece'
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act