BOSS & CO.
A PAIR OF 12-BORE EASY-OPENING SINGLE-TRIGGER SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 6875 / 6,
29in. nitro chopperlump barrels, the ribs engraved 'BOSS & CO. 13 DOVER STREET. PICCADILLY. LONDON. W.', and gold-inlaid '1' and '2' at the breech ends, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/4 choke, No.2 right wall at 19, toplevers gold-inlaid '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, Boss 1905 improved patent single triggers, rolled-edge triggerguards, best fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, the triggerplates with single trigger patent details, retaining traces of colour-hardening and much renewed finish, 15 3/4in. well-figured replacement stocks, No.1 light repair to right overhorn, weight 6lb. 6oz. (No.1) and 6lb. 10oz. (No.2), in their brass-cornered oak and leather case, the lid exterior embossed 'H.R. BROUGHTON'
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were ordered on 2nd January 1922 and made for 'H.R. Broughton R.H.G., Cavalry Barracks, Windsor' as a pair of 12-bore one trigger guns with 29in. barrels and 14 1/2in. stocks
Henry Rogers Broughton was born on 1st January 1900. Educated at Harrow and at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He gained the rank of Major in the Royal Horse Guards (and was serving as a Lieutenant at the time the guns were ordered). In 1966 he succeeded as the 2nd Baron Fairhaven of Anglesey Abbey. He passed away on 6th April 1973
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act