A pair of 12-bore sidelock ejector guns by Stephen Grant & Sons, no. 7859/60 In their brass-mounted oak and leather case
Lot 504AS2
A pair of 12-bore sidelock ejector guns by Stephen Grant & Sons, no. 7859/60 In their brass-mounted oak and leather case
Sold for £6,250 (US$ 10,498) inc. premium
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A pair of 12-bore sidelock ejector guns by Stephen Grant & Sons, no. 7859/60 In their brass-mounted oak and leather case
Lot Details
A pair of 12-bore sidelock ejector guns by Stephen Grant & Sons, no. 7859/60
The top-straps, ribs and forend-tips numbered '1' and '2' in gold, sidelever opening, some foliate-scroll engraving, articulated front-triggers, well-figured replacement stocks (No. 1 cracked and expertly repaired behind right lockplate) with semi-pistolgrips, the No. 1 replacement Vickers Steel chopper-lump barrels with game-rib engraved Stephen Grant & Sons, 7 Bury Street, St. James's, London; the No. 2 replacement barrels (shortened, slightly loose on action), engraved similarly
Weight 6lb. 12¾oz. (No. 1) and 6lb. 9½oz. (No. 2), 15 5/8in. stocks, 28in. barrels, approx. I.C. & ½ choke (No. 1) and cyl. & I.C. (No. 2), 2½in. chambers, London nitro proof (No. 2 left barrel-thickness at 21-)
In their brass-mounted oak and leather case

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Christie's London, Modern Sporting Guns and Vintage Firearms, 7 November 1990, lot 31

    The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in 1912. The No. 2 gun was rebarrelled in 1926 with 29in. barrels. According to the Christie's catalogue, the makers were able to confirm that the No. 2 barrels were shortened to match the No. 1 gun when the latter was rebarrelled by them in 1963, at which time they were also restocked

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