BOSS & CO.
A 12-BORE ROTARY-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 3384,
30in. nitro reproved damascus barrels, the rib engraved 'BOSS & CO. 73. ST. JAMES'S STREET. LONDON.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. in both, carved percussion fences, rebounding back-action locks, border and acanthus scroll engraving, brushed bright finish, 14in. figured stock including steel buttplate, weight 6lb. 14oz., in a Brady canvas and leather case.
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was ordered 15th April 1877 by (later Sir) Reginald John Cust born in 1828 at Shavington Hall, Salop. He became a barrister, was widely travelled and had various publications to his name. He resided at 13 Eccleston Sq. London and apart from shooting, his other recreations were alpine climbing and cycling.
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act