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Sale A0722 Lot 1459

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STEPHEN GRANT & SONS
A 12-BORE SIDELEVER SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no, 7729,
for 1908, 30 1/4in. nitro barrels, tubes engraved 'SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID PRESSED STEEL' and the rib engraved '2. STEPHEN GRANT & SONS. 67A ST JAMES'S STREET. LONDON. PATENT EJECTOR', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. and 1/2 choke, removable striker discs, carved stylised acanthus leaf fences, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, border and acanthus scroll engraving, retaining traces of original colour-hardening and finish,14 1/2in. figured stock with engraved skeletal steel buttplate, weight 6lb. 13oz., in its makers brass-cornered oak and leather case

Provenance: The vendors research indicates that this gun was sold on 22nd September 1908 to a G.H. Rhodes, and was made to match gun No. 7507. The gun was later owned by a Captain H.B. Rhodes. Records can be found for a Captain H.B Rhodes serving in the Indian Defence Force in 1914



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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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