STEPHEN GRANT & SONS
A 12-BORE SIDELEVER SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 6721,
30in. nitro reproved barrels, the rib re-engraved 'STEPHEN GRANT & SONS. 7. BURY STREET. ST. JAMES'S. LONDON.', 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. and 1/2 choke, fluted fences, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, fine acanthus scroll engraving, brushed bright and reblued finish overall, 14 3/4in. well-figured stock including 5/8in. horn extension, weight 6lb. 9oz., in a recent lightweight leather case with Grant marked nickel oil bottle and snapcaps
Provenance: A photocopy of a page from the makers records indicate the gun was completed in 1895 for '7th Lord Ashbrook', '6614 pairs'
William Spencer Flower, 7th Viscount Ashbrook, born 1830 was educated at Eton and graduated from Trinity College, Dublin in 1851. He served as an officer in the 52nd Foot and held the office of Deputy Lieutenant. He succeeded to the titles of 7th Viscount Ashbrook and 8th Baron Castle-Durrow on 14th December 1882. He died on 26th November 1906 at the age of 76 at Castle-Durrow, County Kilkenny, Ireland.
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act