EDWINSON GREEN & SON
A 16-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 6087, with extra 20-bore barrels,
for 1899, original 28in. Whitworth-steel nitro reproved chopperlump barrels the rib engraved 'EDWINSON GREEN & SON. GLOUCESTER & CHELTENHAM.', the tubes engraved 'SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTHS FLUID PRESSED STEEL.', 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 1/2 choke, right wall thickness below recommended minimum;
extra 28in. 20-bore nitro barrels (London proof for 1991), rib engraved 'EDWINSON GREEN & SON. GLOUCESTER & CHELTENHAM.', 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 3/4 choke;
automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, fine border and acanthus scroll engraving, brushed and reblued finish overall, 14 5/8in. figured stock including 1in. leather-covered recoil pad, replacement fore-end wood (original fore-end wood supplied), the fore-end fitted for the 20-bore barrels, weight 5lb. 14oz. (16-bore) 6lb. 3oz. (20-bore), in a brass-cornered oak and leather case with provision for both sets of barrels and with gold-tooled Edwinson Green & Son leather trade label
Provenance: a copy of the original ledger entry comes with the Lot, which confirms the gun was gun was ordered on the 23rd January 1899 as a '16g S Lock, h'less Deeley ejector, Whitworth's 28" barrels' for a Lee Williams and that the stock measurements appear to be made to match those of a Horsley hammergun.
A note in red at the top of the order indicates it was for the Gloucester shop: 'For Glos'ter'
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act