A SCARCE 12-BORE TOPLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial. no. 639,
circa 1894, 30in. nitro reproved bold twist barrels (in 1994), the rib engraved 'J. MACNAUGHTON. 26 HANOVER ST. EDINBURGH', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. in both, carved percussion fences, slender toplever, rebounding back-action locks, the action flats initialled 'J & W B' (possibly J. & W. Betts, breech loading gun action makers, 8 Whittall Street, Birmingham), fine border and acanthus scroll engraving, retaining very slight traces of original colour-hardening, 14 1/8in. stock with engraved steel heel and toe plates, fore-end with Deeley & Edge patent release catch, weight 6lb. 12oz., in a re-lined brass-cornered oak and leather case
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act