BOSS & CO.
A 12-BORE SINGLE-TRIGGER EASY-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 4593,
for 1898, 28in. nitro replacement barrels (by the makers in 1976, barrel number 9749), the rib engraved 'BOSS & CO. 13/14 CORK STREET. LONDON. W1.', and gold-inlaid '3' at the breech end, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/4 choke, toplever gold-inlaid '3', automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, J. Robertson improved patent single trigger, patent no. 22894 of 26th November 1894, rolled-edge triggerguard, fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, the action bar engraved in relief 'BOSS'S PATENT' on a stippled background, the triggerplate with 'BOSS'S NO. 22894 PATENT', 14 1/8in. well-figured stock including 7/8in. rubber recoil pad, weight 6lb. 15oz., in a brass-cornered leather case
Provenance: We are kindly informed that the gun was built in 1898 as No.3 of a trio and that the replacement barrels were fitted by the makers in 1976
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act