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Sale A2020 Lot 1251

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CHARLES LANCASTER
A .470 (FLANGED) NITRO EXPRESS 'MODEL C' BOXLOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE, serial no. 14046, with extra .375 H&H Magnum barrels,
24in. nitro .470 NE barrels, sleeved to .470 calibre from original .280 calibre by S.W. Silver & Co. in 1998, matt sight rib with open sights and four folding leaf sights, white metal inlaid sight lines and marked for 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500 yards, ramp-mounted blade fore-sight, tubes re-engraved 'CHARLES LANCASTER & CO. LTD. 99 MOUNT STREET. LONDON.';
25 1/4in. new nitro .375 H&H Magnum rimless barrels in 2009 with un-engraved sight rib, open sights and folding leaf sight, ramp-mounted bead fore-sight, tubes engraved 'NEW .375 H&H BARRELS BY T.T. PROCTOR. FOR CHARLES LANCASTER GUN NO. 14046';
unsigned treble-grip action with removable striker discs, unusual chamfered-edge action bar, automatic safety, beaded border engraving, the fences with a touch of acanthus scrollwork, retaining virtually full renewed colour-hardening and finish, 14 1/2in. well-figured pistolgrip stock with cheekpiece, engraved and colour-hardened steel pistolgrip-cap, blank silver oval escutcheon and blank 9ct. gold shield escutcheon, including 7/8in. rubber recoil pad, fore-end with grip-catch release lever, weight 10lb. 6oz., in a fitted canvas and leather case with full complement of accessories and provision for both sets of barrels

Provenance: The makers have kindly informed us that this rifle was completed with 26in. barrels in .280 calibre in 1920 for 'Leviticus' and the name Brig. G.H. Gilmore also appears in the records at a later date.


The vendor has kindly informed us that 'the .375 barrels, using new Kynoch ammunition will shoot 235grn, 270 grn and 300grn into a 4in. group at 60 metres and a 4 1/2in. group at 100 metres'


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Estimate £10,000-14,000

S1 - Sold as a Section 1 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act




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