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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - March 2023

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Sale A0323 Lot 1453


for 1970, 28in. nitro barrels, the rib with acanthus scroll detailing at the breech end and a blank oval, the tubes engraved 'CHUBBS LONDON', the loop initialled DJD (for David Dryhurst), 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. full choke in both, arcaded fences, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, rolled-edge triggerguard, the action, lockplates and furniture carved in relief with bold acanthus scrollwork on a matted background, retaining virtually full original colour-hardening and finish, the sidelocks with scrolled banners gold-inlaid 'CHUBBS - LONDON', 15 1/8in. figured stock, weight 6lb. 8oz., in a lightweight leather case

Provenance: The vendor has kindly supplied us with the following provenance for this gun:

"built for Fred Buller, the redoubtable and lauded coarse fisherman and writer, by David J Dryhurst in 1970 when he was working as a freelance actioner and gunmaker for the Trade. Following the build and finish, the gun was subsequently stored with a West End gunmaker until quite recently. This gun is offered as it was originally made and finished, excepting that it has been professionally stripped, cleaned and the lock work and jointing have been re-lubricated. A printed electronic letter from David Dryhurst accepting that he built the gun, for Fred Buller, is available for viewing"

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Estimate £3,500-4,500

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

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