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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - July 2022

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Sale A0722 Lot 1374

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BOSS & CO.
A PAIR OF 12-BORE EASY-OPENING SINGLE-TRIGGER SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 4365 / 6,
for 1894, 29in. replacement nitro barrels (by the makers in 1981 and 1980, barrel numbers 9883 / 4), No.1 nitro reproved in 2022, the ribs engraved 'BOSS & CO. 73 ST. JAMES'S STREET. LONDON.', No.1 gold-inlaid '1' at the breech end, 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 1/2 choke (No.1), 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. and 1/2 choke (No.2), toplevers gold-inlaid '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, rolled-edge triggerguards, best fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, retaining very slight traces of colour-hardening, No.1 repair to knuckle, 13 7/8in. figured replacement stocks, weight 7lb. (No.1) and 7lb. 2oz. (No.2), in their brass-cornered oak and leather case

Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were ordered on 31st December 1894 for a Capt. E. Hibbert



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Estimate £8,000-12,000

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




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