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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - September 2021

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Sale A0921 Lot 798

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C. S. ROSSON & CO,
A UNIQUE AND IMPRESSIVE 8-BORE BOXLOCK NON-EJECTOR WILDFOWLING GUN, serial no. 3478,
for 1934, 32in. nitro barrels, the broad rib engraved 'C. S. ROSSON & CO. NORWICH.', 4in. chambers, bored approx. extra full choke in both, the barrel loop with Webley & Scott number 114367, large treble-grip action with angled dolls-head third bite, side bolsters, removable striker discs, automatic safety with engraved 'SAFE' detail beaded border and acanthus scroll engraving surrounding game scene vignettes of geese in wetland settings, retaining very slight traces of original colour-hardening and finish, 14 3/8in. figured semi-pistolgrip stock including 1in. ventilated rubber recoil pad, weight 12lb. 7oz., in its brass-cornered leather case with some accessories

Literature: The unique status of the gun is recorded in 'The History of W. & C. Scott Gunmakers (2nd edition, published in 1985) on Page 70



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Estimate £5,000-7,000

Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament




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