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Sale A0621 Lot 1425

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J. WOODWARD & SONS
A 12-BORE PUSH-FORWARD UNDERLEVER SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 4621, with extra barrels,
for 1892, original 29in. Whitworth-steel nitro reproved barrels, rib engraved 'JAMES WOODWARD & SONS. 64 ST. JAMES'S STREET. LONDON. S.W.', and gold-inlaid '1' at the breech end, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/4 choke, loose on action;
new 29in. nitro chopperlump barrels, rib engraved 'BARRELS MADE BY J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, LONDON, ENGLAND', and gold-inlaid '1' at the breech end, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/4 choke;
side-clipped arcaded fences, removable striker discs, top strap gold-inlaid '1', automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, protruding tumbler pivots with gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, articulated front trigger, fine acanthus scroll engraving, retaining very slight traces of original colour-hardening, 14 1/2in. boldly-figured Prince of Wales pistolgrip stock with horn pistolgrip-cap and buttplate, small wood insert at toe, chequering refreshed, weight 6lb. 9oz. (original barrels) and 6lb. 12oz. (new barrels)

Provenance: No. 4621
Completed: 7th September 1892
For: The Viscount Ennismore
Description: No. 1 of a pair of hammerless ejector game guns
Weight: 6lb. 10 1/2oz.
Calibre: 12-bore
Barrels: 29in. Whitworth Steel
Choke: 1/4 & 3/8
Stock: 14 1/2in.
Notes:
Underlever
Clip sides
Rogers system of cocking
Semi-pistolgrip stock




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Estimate £3,000-5,000

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




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