ALL PROCEEDS (INCLUDING BUYER'S PREMIUM) TO BE DONATED TO THE GUNMAKER'S COMPANY CHARITABLE TRUST
J. WOODWARD & SONS
A LIGHTWEIGHT 12-BORE 1913 PATENT DOUBLE-TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 7033,
27in. nitro barrels with raised solid matt top-rib and side-ribs, over barrel engraved 'JAMES WOODWARD & SONS. 64 ST. JAMES'S STREET. LONDON. ENGLAND.' (refreshed), 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 3/4 choke, wall thicknesses below recommended minimum, likely as made, C.L Woodward, W.P. Evershed and C. Hill patent action, patent no. 4986 of 27th February 1913, hold-open toplever, carved fences and side-bolsters, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, best fine floral bouquet and acanthus scroll engraving, the underside with 'WOODWARD'S PATENT UNDER & OVER' in a cartouche, retaining much colour-hardening and finish (some possibly renewed), 14 1/2in. well-figured stock, weight 6lb. 7oz., in a new leather case with scarlet lining, gold-tooled James Woodward (Incorporated into James Purdey & Sons since 1948) trade label, with a complement of accessories including snapcaps, oil bottle, three turnscrews, a nickelled striker pot and a chamber brush, the case with a canvas and leather outer
Provenance: The makers have kindly supplied us with the following information:
Woodward, No. 7033
Completed: 4th November 1935
Description: An Over & Under game gun
Weight: 6lb. 7 1/2oz.
Barrels: 27in. Vickers Steel
Choke: 3/8 & 7/8
Stock: 14 5/8in.
Straight-hand stock, chequered end, silver oval
Chambered for 2 1/2in case
Diamond shape grip
Other Notes: The vendor has kindly informed us that all proceeds from the sale of this gun will be forwarded to The Gunmakers' Company Charitable Trust (including buyers premium)
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act