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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - December 2021

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Sale A1221 Lot 1460

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BOSS & CO.
A RARE 12-BORE SINGLE-TRIGGER SELF-OPENING ROUNDED-BAR SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 8118,
for 1936, 27in. nitro chopperlump barrels, the rib engraved 'BOSS & CO, 41, ALBERMARLE STREET, PICCADILLY, LONDON. W.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/4 choke, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, removable striker discs, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, Boss patent full self-opening system, Boss improved patent single-trigger, rolled-edge triggerguard, fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, retaining slight traces of original colour-hardening, 14 5/8in. boldly-figured stock, weight 6lb. 1oz., in a lightweight leather case.



Provenance: We are kindly informed that the gun was delivered in August 1936 for a Mr R. Curtis

Literature: In his definitive book on Boss & Co., Donald Dallas informs that Boss & Co. developed a full self-opening system in the 1930's which was used 'to a limited extent' during this decade. He states that self-opening guns are very rare, 'a mere fifty-six being recorded in the records'



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Estimate £14,000-16,000

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




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