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Sale A1122 Lot 1359

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CHARLES LANCASTER
A PAIR OF 12-BORE ASSISTED-OPENING BACK-ACTION SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 12039 / 40, with a set of extra barrels,
for 1903, 30in. fine damascus nitro barrels, the ribs engraved 'CHARLES LANCASTER. 11 PANTON STREET. LONDON. 2 PIECE EJECTOR', and silver-inlaid '1' and '2' at the breech ends, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/2 choke, some pits No.1, extra 30in. nitro barrels (dated 1953), the rib gold-inlaid '1' at the breech end and engraved 'G. E. LEWIS & SONS. 32 & 33 LOWER LOVEDAY ST. BIRMINGHAM', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/2 and 3/4 choke, carved fences, toplevers silver-inlaid '1' and '2', automatic safeties with inlaid 'SAFE' details, mainspring cramp adjusters, the screws encircled with 'M' SPRING CRAMP LEFT TURN' to the left and 'M' SPRING CRAMP RIGHT TURN' to the right, each with an arrow detail, fine acanthus scroll engraving, the lockplates signed 'CHARLES LANCASTER', the action bars with scrolling banners engraved 'C. LANCASTER. LONDON.', retaining very slight traces of original colour-hardening, 14 1/2in. figured stocks, silver oval escutcheons bearing the coronet of a Baron, small crack left underhorn No.1, fore-ends with grip-catch release levers engraved '1' and '2', weight 6lb. 14oz., No.1 with extra barrels 6lb. 15oz., in their brass-cornered oak and leather case (no provision for extra barrels), the lid outer embossed with the coronet of a Baron and 'WHARTON'

Provenance: The coronet and name on the case would suggest a connection to Charles Theodore Halswell Kemeys-Tynte, 8th Baron Wharton of Wharton, co. Westmorland (born 18th September 1876 - died 4th March 1934), Justice of the Peace for Somerset and a Lieutenant of the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers, serving in the First World War between 1915 and 1918



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Estimate £4,000-6,000

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




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