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Sale A1122 Lot 1305

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J. GRAHAM & CO. LTD.
A PAIR OF 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. G7066 / 7, with additional barrels,
circa 1930, The No.1 gun with two sets of barrels:
28in. replacement sleeved (in 1999) nitro barrels, the rib gold-inlaid '1' at the breech end, the tubes engraved 'G. E. LEWIS & SONS. 32 & 33. LOWER LOVEDAY STREET. BIRMINGHAM.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/2 and 3/4 choke;
24 7/8in. replacement nitro barrels (in 1971) with Churchill rib gold-inlaid '1' at the breech end, the tubes engraved 'G. E. LEWIS & SONS. 32 & 33 LOWER LOVEDAY STREET. BIRMINGHAM.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 1/2 choke, adjustment required to fit fore-end;
The No.2 gun with three sets of barrels:
28in. replacement nitro barrels (post 1954 proof), the rib gold-inlaid '2' at the breech end, the tubes engraved 'G. E. LEWIS & SONS. 32 & 33. LOWER LOVEDAY STREET. BIRMINGHAM', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/2 and 3/4 choke;
25in. replacement nitro barrels (in 1969), Churchill rib gold-inlaid '2' at the breech end, the tubes engraved 'G. E. LEWIS & SONS. 32 & 33 LOWER LOVEDAY STREET. BIRMINGHAM.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 choke in both;
original 25in. nitro barrels, Churchill rib gold-inlaid '2' at the breech end, the tubes engraved 'J. GRAHAM & CO. LTD. 27. UNION STREET. INVERNESS', some rusting, bore dimensions marginal, wall thicknesses at 17 and 13;
treble-grip actions with hidden third bites, toplevers gold-inlaid '1' and '2', manual safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, profusely engraved with fine acanthus scrollwork with ornate bordering, the undersides with oval cartouches engraved 'J. GRAHAM & CO. LTD.', brushed and blued finish, 15in. figured stock No.1 including 1/2in. wooden extension, some grain splitting at butt, small cracks at hand, both overhorns repaired, 15in. figured stock No.2 including 1 3/8in. wooden extension, repair to right underhorn, setting cracks to rear of lockplates, weights:
No.1 - 28in. barrels 6lb.
No.1 - 24 7/8in. barrels 5lb. 11oz.
No.2 - 28in. barrels 6lb.
No.2 - 25in. barrels 5lb. 15oz.
No.2 - original barrels 5lb. 11oz., together with a modern universal motorcase (provision for two sets of barrels)



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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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