BOSS & CO.
A 12-BORE EASY-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 4246,
28in. replacement nitro barrels (by another, London proofed 1978), rib (loose) engraved 'BARRELS FOR BOSS GUN NO. 4246', and gold-inlaid '2' at the breech end, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 1/2 choke, loop requires rebrazing, ejectors tripping, toplever gold-inlaid '2', automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, the action bar engraved 'BOSS'S PATENT EJECTOR', brushed bright and reblued finish overall, 14 3/4in. well-figured replacement stock, weight 6lb. 8oz., in a canvas and leather case
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was ordered as No.2 of a pair, for an Albert Brassey Esq., in January 1893
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act