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Fine Modern & Antique Guns - December 2019

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Sale A1219 Lot 1503

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BOSS & CO.
A 16-BORE SINGLE-TRIGGER EASY-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 6216,
28in. nitro chopperlump barrels, rib engraved 'BOSS & CO. 13-14, CORK STREET, LONDON.', and gold-inlaid '2' at the breech end, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and imp. cyl. choke, left wall at 18, toplever gold-inlaid '2', automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, Boss 1905 improved patent single trigger, rolled-edge triggerguard, best fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, retaining very slight traces of original colour-hardening and some renewed finish, 14in. highly-figured replacement stock, weight 5lb. 15oz.

Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was ordered as No.2 of a pair in 1912, by "Lionel Robinson (of Old Buckenham Hall, Attleborough) for Miss E.M. Robinson

Lionel Robinson (29 August 1866 – 27 July 1922) was a leading financier in Australia and England who was known for his success in horseracing and his support of cricket and served as the High Sheriff of Norfolk.

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Estimate £5,000-7,000

S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act




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