A FINE PAIR OF ASHFORD-ENGRAVED 20-BORE 'WOODCOCK MODEL' SINGLE-TRIGGER SELF-OPENING PINLESS SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 00003 / 4,
for 2011, 30in. nitro chopperlump barrels, the ribs gold-inlaid 'Ray Ward. LONDON', the breech ends gold-inlaid '1' and '2' and carved with bold acanthus detailing, 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. 1/2 and 3/4 choke , toplevers gold-inlaid '1' and '2 and carved to the reverse of the thumbpieces, automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, pinless lockplates with gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, Holland & Holland style self-opening systems and semi-selective single triggers, double rolled-edge triggerguards, the actions, lockplates and furniture fully engraved with bold acanthus scrollwork on a finely matted background, the fore-ends engraved en suite, the lockplates with scrolling banners gold-inlaid with the makers name, the undersides engraved with a lone woodcock and with scrolling banners gold-inlaid 'WOODCOCK' 'MODEL', the triggerguards with a gold 'RW' in a roundel, the triggerguard tangs gold-inlaid with the serial numbers, the triggerplates signed 'P. ASHFORD', bright finish overall, 14 3/4in. highly-figured stocks including 3/4in. horn extensions, weight 6lb. 2oz. (No.1) 6lb. 4oz. (No.2), in their brass-cornered oak and leather double guncase with canvas and leather outer
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act