BOSS & CO.
A PAIR OF 12-BORE SINGLE-TRIGGER EASY-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 6769 / 70,
29in. nitro chopperlump barrels (No.2 reproofed in 2019), ribs gold-inlaid '1' and '2' at the breech ends, rib addresses worn, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 choke in all, toplevers gold-inlaid '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, Boss 1905 improved patent single triggers, rolled-edge triggerguards, best fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, retaining traces of original colour-hardening, 14 1/4in. highly-figured replacement stocks, gold oval escutcheons bearing the crest of the Howard family of a lion Statant Gardant with tail extended and the motto 'NOUS MAINTIENDRONS', weight 6lb. 7oz., in their brass-cornered oak and leather case
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were ordered on 28th September 1920 for an E. Thornton. They are recorded as being a pair of hammerless ejector guns, one trigger, 12-bore, 29in. barrels with 15in. stocks
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act