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Sale A0722 Lot 1753

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ALEX MARTIN
A SCARCE 12-BORE 'RIBLESS' BOXLOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 6915,
circa 1950, 28in. 'ribless' nitro barrels, tubes engraved 'ALEX MARTIN 20, EXCHANGE SQUARE. GLASGOW.' 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 3/4 choke, treble-grip action with hidden third bite, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, fine acanthus scroll engraving with the makers name in scrolling banners, retaining very slight traces of original colour-hardening, 14 1/2in. figured stock (small chip at toe), diminutive fore-end, weight 6lb. 2oz., in a canvas case

Other Notes: In their 1932 catalogue, the ribless gun is illustrated to show how the ribless design avoids the common problem of the accumulation of rust between the ribs in what they describe as the enclosed 'rust chamber' and states that 'the top and bottom rib in double shotgun barrels are entirely unnecessary'. Moreover, having a ribless gun, saves '1/4lb. of useless metal'



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Estimate £1,000-1,500

S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act




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