A.A. BROWN & SONS
A LIGHTWEIGHT PAIR OF HOWE-ENGRAVED 'SUPREME DE LUXE' 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 79640 / 1,
28in. nitro chopperlump barrels with acanthus scroll engraving at the breech ends, ribs engraved 'A.A. BROWN & SONS. BIRMINGHAM. ENGLAND. SUPREME DE LUXE' and gold-inlaid '1' and '2', 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/4 choke, No.1 right wall at 18, A.A. Brown patent self-opening systems, automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, toplevers gold-inlaid '1' and '2', removable striker discs, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators and some gold-washed lockpins, gold-washed triggers, cocking levers and ejector work, rolled-edge triggerguards, bold acanthus scroll engraving surrounding game scenes of wildfowl, French partridge and pheasant, the undersides with portraits of hound and engraved 'SUPREME DE-LUXE', lockplates signed 'W. Howe', bright finish overall, 14 1/4in. well-figured stocks with diamond grips, No.2 likely replacement, weight 6lb. 3oz., in a lightweight leather motor case with Stephen Grant & Joseph Lang Ltd. trade label and nylon outer cover
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in 1974 for a Mr Baker (North Worcestershire). They were engraved by Wally Howe who won the Queens Silver Jubilee award for engraving in 1977.
They were completed with 28in. barrels, 2 3/4in. chambers with gold-washed lockwork and incidentals.
Robin Brown of A.A. Brown & Sons kindly supplied the information from their records and has informed us that he would be pleased to discuss the guns further with the eventual purchaser and would also be able to undertake any servicing work in the future.
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act